Derry: Thousands To Join In The Final March To Commemorate The Bloody Sunday Massacre

30 Jan

Thousands of people are expected to take part in what will be the final march in Derry to mark the anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

 Bloody Sunday - British soldiers shot civilians
Bloody Sunday – British soldiers shot civilians
 
 Families - Welcomed Saville Report
Families – Welcomed Saville Report
Thousands of people are expected to take part in what will be the final march in Derry to mark the anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

13 people died when British paratroopers opened fire on a civil rights march in the city in January 1972.

Another person died later in hospital.

After 39 years, organisers say today’s annual Bloody Sunday march will be their last.

It follows agreement by the majority of the families that future marches are no longer necessary following the findings of the Saville Report.

The inquiry held that the actions of British soldiers in Derry that day were ‘both unjustified and unjustifiable’.

Relatives of the victims are now considering a number of options regarding how future anniversaries should be marked.

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