Memorial Day for Victims of Terrorism event planned for Stormont

Jim Allister

TUV leader and North Antrim Assemblyman Jim Allister has announced that he will host an event to mark Memorial Day for Victims of Terrorism on Friday 6th March.

Mr Allister said: “Every year since the Madrid bombings in 2004 a Memorial Day to the victims of terrorist attacks has been observed.

“Since 2012 I have hosted an event to mark the day at Parliament Buildings. It has been highly successful with a large number of victims attending from across the Province.

“Due to the growth of the event I have had to move to the evening so Stormont’s largest space, the Great Hall, can be used. It will take place on Friday 6th March 2020 beginning at 7pm.

“The event will take the form of a minute of silence in memory of murdered victims, followed by some victims telling their stories so that through the media, who are invited, the wider community might hear some of the untold accounts of the consequences of terrorism, both republican and loyalist.

“This year we will also be joined by a mother and father of one of the victims of the Madrid train line bombings.

“I believe this will be a worthwhile event and in previous years I received very positive feedback from those who attended.

“It is but right that one of the regions of Europe most savagely ravaged by terrorism should mark this important day.”

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