Relatives of those slaughtered by the British Parachute regiment in Ballymurphy are seeking to have an enquiry and official recognition that their loved ones were innocent victims of the British Army. 11 people were murdered including women and a priest.
The true scale and nature of the atrocity was hidden because of the introduction of internment however the families of those killed have never given up hope that recognition and recourse should be afforded to them. This event that took place over three days in August 1971 was a tragedy and a total disgrace. It was also sadly a trial run for the massacre of Bloody Sunday in Derry that happened the following January.