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SF Belfast Council Group welcome decision on Ballymurphy Exhibition

6 January, 2011

Belfast Sinn Féin Council group has welcomed the decision for the Ballymurphy campaigners to go ahead with a planned Exhibition in City Hall later this year to commemorate their loved ones.

Cllr Steven Corr welcomed the move saying;

"This has been brought back into Council tonight as a result of a deferment back to Committee at the last full Council meeting in December.

We welcome the fact that this exhibition will now take place with cross-party support at this evening’s full council meeting.

This is a City Hall for all the citizens of Belfast, and we hope that this decision sends out a clear message that all the citizens of Belfast are cherished and respected.

Our Council group will work with all sections of the community to ensure that this is achieved.

The reality of the Ballymurphy massacre is that the Parachute Regiment were engaged in armed actions against a civilian population in August 1971, in the same way that that Regiment were involved in the killings on Bloody Sunday in January 1972.
Sinn Féin will continue to support dignified campaigns to bring about Truth and Justice, currently being pursued by the Ballymurphy families." Críoch

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