'We should remember those murdered by the IRA, not Martin McGuinness', says Justice 4 the 21 campaign group

'We should remember those who were murdered, not Martin McGuinness', says Justice 4 the 21 campaign group

Julie Hambleton lost her sister in the Birmingham pub bombings

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Today we should remember thousands of people who were murdered by the IRA in cold blood, not Martin McGuinness, says campaign group Justice 4 the 21.

Former IRA leader Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66. As head of the militant republican group, McGuinness oversaw several brutal terrorist acts - notably the Birmingham pub bombings which killed 21 people in 1974.

Julie Hambleton, who lost her sister in the bombings, is the founder of Justice 4 the 21. She told Paul Ross: "Today is a day we should be remembering the thousands of people who were murdered in cold blood.

“This man is being heralded as a peacemaker, almost as a god, when in actual fact he was just a cog in a wheel of a big project to bring about peace in Northern Ireland.

“Nobody is immortal and this catches up with everybody, however he was fortunate, he lived a full life, thousands of people didn’t."

Hambleton also said her sister was "kind and thoughtful" and the "epitome of a big sister."

Listen to the full interview above

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