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Local Bloody Sunday vigils a show of solidarity for 'unforgiveable' deaths

Jan 31, 2022 16:01 By News Northern Sound
Local Bloody Sunday vigils a show of solidarity for 'unforgiveable' deaths Local Bloody Sunday vigils a show of solidarity for 'unforgiveable' deaths
Credit: Niamh Smyth TD Facebook page
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To date, there have been no prosecutions for the 14 resultant deaths.

A local Fianna Fáil TD says yesterday’s Bloody Sunday vigils across the region were about showing solidarity with those who have been denied justice.

Thirteen people died after British soldiers opened fire on a march in Derry in 1972, and a 14th man later died.

To date there have been no prosecutions and the British government has objected to carrying out legal proceedings against Troubles period crimes.

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Niamh Smyth attended a vigil in Monaghan Town yesterday and “time is not a healer” for these “unforgiveable” deaths:

Meanwhile, Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy says Bloody Sunday laid bare the “ugly realities” of British Rule in the North.

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He added that the vigils are a “signal” to the British government that amnesties for Troubles-era prosecutions will not be accepted by the Irish people:

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