Hundreds attend 47th Bloody Sunday commemoration march in Derry-Londonderry

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Hundreds of people have attended a march through the streets of Derry-Londonderry to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

Thirteen people were shot dead when members of the Parachute Regiment opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in the Bogside in 1972.

A fourteenth person died later from his injuries.

Organisers say today’s rally focused on the role of top British officers.

The are demanding that army chief Sir Michael Jackson, second in command on the day, be jailed.

The march comes just days after prosecutors considering bringing charges against former paratroopers over Bloody Sunday were told one of the soldiers has died.

Kate Nash’s 19-year-old brother William was killed that day.

Her father Alex was shot and injured going to his injured son’s aid.

She said she will never give up the fight for justice:

 

 

 

The march began at the Creggan Shops at 2.30pm and took the original route of the 1972 demonstration.

 

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