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UK: Protesters mark 45th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Derry01:22

UK: Protesters mark 45th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Derry

United Kingdom, Derry
January 30, 2017 at 02:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

Locals marched through Derry, Northern Ireland, to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when British troops shot and killed 14 peaceful protesters at a civil rights march in the Bogside area of the city.

Thirteen people were killed on January 30, 1972 after British soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment, opened fire on a peaceful anti-internment protest in the Bogside area of Derry. A fourteenth person died four months later as a result of the injuries he had sustained.

In total, 26 unarmed civilians were shot, with many others sustaining injuries from rubber bullets and batons. Two civilians were also run over by military vehicles.

Following the release of the Saville Report in 2010, which found that the British Army's actions were "unjustifiable," former British Prime Minister David Cameron formally apologised on behalf of the United Kingdom. However the families of the victims are still seeking justice and have called for the prosecution of the soldiers involved in the shooting.

UK: Protesters mark 45th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Derry01:22
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Locals marched through Derry, Northern Ireland, to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when British troops shot and killed 14 peaceful protesters at a civil rights march in the Bogside area of the city.

Thirteen people were killed on January 30, 1972 after British soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment, opened fire on a peaceful anti-internment protest in the Bogside area of Derry. A fourteenth person died four months later as a result of the injuries he had sustained.

In total, 26 unarmed civilians were shot, with many others sustaining injuries from rubber bullets and batons. Two civilians were also run over by military vehicles.

Following the release of the Saville Report in 2010, which found that the British Army's actions were "unjustifiable," former British Prime Minister David Cameron formally apologised on behalf of the United Kingdom. However the families of the victims are still seeking justice and have called for the prosecution of the soldiers involved in the shooting.

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