Remembering the victims of Bloody Friday

DUP and UUP councillors held their annual act of remembrance and floral wreath laying in remembrance of the victims of 'Bloody Friday'.''''Pictured attending are, from left, Cllr Jeffrey Dudgeon, Cllr Aileen Graham, Pastor Stephen Reynolds, Shankill Church of God, Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Guy Spence who laid the floral wreath, Cllr Tommy Sandford and Alderman Brian Kingston.
DUP and UUP councillors held their annual act of remembrance and floral wreath laying in remembrance of the victims of 'Bloody Friday'.''''Pictured attending are, from left, Cllr Jeffrey Dudgeon, Cllr Aileen Graham, Pastor Stephen Reynolds, Shankill Church of God, Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Guy Spence who laid the floral wreath, Cllr Tommy Sandford and Alderman Brian Kingston.

Unionist councillors in Belfast staged an act of remembrance for the victims of Bloody Friday at the weekend.

A floral wreath was laid on Saturday beside the plaque mounted in Belfast City Hall, as part of an annual tribute to those murdered during the IRA atrocity on July 21, 1972 – as well as all innocent victims of terrorism in general.

In attendance were those pictured above – councillors Brian Kennedy (DUP), Jeffrey Dudgeon (UUP) and Aileen Graham (DUP), pastor Stephen Reynolds from Shankill Church of God, Deputy Lord Mayor alderman Guy Spence (DUP) who laid the floral wreath, councillor Tommy Sandford (DUP) and alderman Brian Kingston (DUP).

Bloody Friday saw the IRA detonate 26 bombs across the city in a single afternoon, killing nine people and injuring around 130.