Facebook users in Derry have hit out at the social media giant after it did not remove a post appearing to glorify the killing of 13 innocent civilians in Derry on Bloody Sunday.
The post in question was published by an individual claiming to be a member of the British Parachute Regiment.
The post appears to show military medals awarded to a member of the British Parachute Regiment but written on the surface of the photograph is the following ‘F**k Bloody Sunday - No Apologies - No Surrender’.
More than 100 people ‘liked’ the original post and it had been shared 65 times.
One Facebook user commented on the photo by saying: “One thing Paddy [Irish people] knows for sure. If you f**k with the Paras, we will f**k back twice over.”
Soldiers from the British Parachute Regiment shot innocent and unarmed civilians during a civil rights march in Derry on January 30, 1972. Thirteen people died outright but a fourteenth man died as a result of his injuries four and a half months later.
One local man said Facebook refused to remove the post after he reported it to them on the grounds that it was deeply offensive and that it glorified the murder of innocent people.
“I, amongst many others, have reported this picture and Facebook disgracefully claims it does not breach their “community guidelines.
“Well, I for one find that disgraceful. The picture, the poster of it and those who commented on it are a disgrace to themselves and an insult to the people of Derry,” said the man.
The 44th anniversary of Bloody Sunday will take place in the city this weekend.
Facebook told the ‘Journal’ that they are investigating the matter but at the post was still online at the time of publication.