UK Resistance - Working Class Action today announces its support for a petition calling for the investigation into the Birmingham Pub Bombings to be reopened.
The petition has been started by Julie Hambleton, sister of victim Maxine Hambleton who was 18 when she was killed in the atrocity.
The Birmingham pub bombings occurred on 21 November 1974. Explosions in two packed public houses, The Tavern in The Town and the Mulberry Bush in Birmingham city centre killed 21 people and injured 182.
Although warnings were issued they were vague and inaccurate, and the pubs were not evacuated in time. The Provisional IRA was blamed for the bombings, but denied responsibility.
Six men were convicted of the attacks and sentenced to life imprisonment. They served 16 years before being released after a second appeal where their convictions were declared unsafe.
After the 'Birmingham Six' were cleared no one was ever charged with the worst act of terrorism carried out in Britain prior to 7/7. Twenty one people died, hundreds were wounded and maimed, their families deserve justice.
It seems the lives of the victims, mainly working class Brummies, are not as important as other unsolved murder cases which are pursued with the full blessing and weight of the establishment. David Cameron ruled out a new investigation recently, but if this petition obtains over 100k signatures Parliament will debate the matter.
UK RESISTANCE - WORKING CLASS ACTION STANDS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS. OF THE BIRMINGHAM PUB BOMBINGS, WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE 21!
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