Agenda item

Bloody Sunday - Public Prosecution Service (PPS) Decision

Minutes:

Councillor Campbell Moved, Seconded by Councillor Tierney

That    this Council commends the dignity and the determination of the Bloody Sunday families in their long campaign for truth and justice; expresses our ongoing support and solidarity for them in the face of the PPS decision to prosecute just one former soldier for their role in the massacre. This Council echoes the disappointment felt by many at that decision and resolves to support the families in whatever steps they decide to take in order to challenge it.

 

                        After voting by a show of hands the result was as follows:

 

                        For – 22; Against – 6; Abstentions – 0.

 

                        The Motion was therefore carried and the Council

 

Resolved       That this Council commends the dignity and the determination of the Bloody Sunday families in their long campaign for truth and justice; expresses our ongoing support and solidarity for them in the face of the PPS decision to prosecute just one former soldier for their role in the massacre. This Council echoes the disappointment felt by many at that decision and resolves to support the families in whatever steps they decide to take in order to challenge it.