Call to arrest paras at Bloody Sunday march

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More than 1,000 people have marched from Creggan to the Bogside to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

The marchers included a number of the families of those murdered on January 30, 1972, as well as some of those who were wounded.

They were joined by a number of republican groups from across Ireland including the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, Republican Sinn Féin, IRSP, éirigí, and 1916 Societies.

Campaigners for a detox centre in Derry also took part in the march.

Numbers taking part in this year’s march were down from previous years.

It ended with a rally at Free Derry Corner which was addressed by veteran civil rights campaigner Bernadette McAlliskey and Stafford Scott from the Mark Duggan justice campaign.

Ms McAlliskey urged PSNI detectives leading the murder investigation into the 1972 massacre to start by questioning the soldiers responsible.

“It would seem to me that at this stage in proceedings if I were the PSNI I would start with the accused, the soldiers. That could save a lot of time, effort and money.”

See more in tomorrow’s Derry Journal


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