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West Belfast MP to host Ballymurphy Families in London

4 March, 2012 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster


Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast, Paul Maskey, will travel tomorrow with the Ballymurphy Massacre Families to Westminster as part of a campaign to highlight the families demand to meet with British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who has so far refused to meet with the families of those shot dead by the British Army in Ballymurphy in August 1971

Speaking ahead of the visit Mr Maskey said:

"The Ballymurphy families are traveling to London to press the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, to meet with them. To date he has refused to do this.

"The killing of 11 people in the Ballymurphy massacre of 1971 and the inquests that followed are a lasting injustice. There was little distinction between the event s of Bloody Sunday, the Ballymurphy Massacre and many other instances where the British Army shot down people on the streets of Ireland. In each case the role of the British Army in Ireland was made very clear.

"The families demands for the truth must be met. David Cameron should meet with the families as a matter of urgency and help in their search for justice."

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