Bono Remembers The Real “Bloody Sunday”
[lastfm]U2[/lastfm] lead singer [lastfm]Bono[/lastfm] has published an op-ed piece in the New York Times in which he reveals his own experiences of the real Bloody Sunday and commends the new British Prime Minister for his apology over the event.
Said Bono of the day’s events 38 years ago, in which the death of 14 people at the hands of the British Army marked one of the most violent days of the the troubles between Northern Ireland and England: “It was a day that caused the conflict between the two communities in Northern Ireland – Catholic nationalist and Protestant unionist – to spiral into another dimension: every Irish person conscious on that day has a mental picture of Edward Daly, later the bishop of Derry, holding a blood-stained handkerchief aloft as he valiantly tended to the wounded and the dying.”
He also noted his admiration for new British Prime Minister David Cameron‘s apology over the events, noting that Cameron’s speech transformed him “from prime minister to statesman.”
The singer wrote the piece in response to the Saville Report, published as an examination of the day’s events.