UK to pay victims over 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre

Relatives of the Bloody Sunday victims pause beside a mural of the victims during the last Bloody Sunday March in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. The Bloody Sunday remembrance march took place through the streets of Derry for the last time. The marchers started from the Creggan area walking behind a banner carried by the families which read "vindicated".They completed the route begun in 1972 - the march usually stops at Free Derry Corner, but instead went all the way to the Guildhall. Organisers said they believe the annual event should come to an end following the publication of the Saville Report. A statement said the protest was no longer necessary after the inquiry exonerated those who died in the 1972 Bloody Sunday shooting. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

September 22, 2011 6:49:52 AM PDT
Britain said Thursday it will offer compensation payments to the families of people killed and wounded on Bloody Sunday, a nearly 40-year-old massacre by British paratroopers in Northern Ireland that fueled Irish Catholic support for the IRA.