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Soldier F Supporters Take To Streets Of Belfast

Soldier F Supporters Take To Streets Of Belfast

British army veteran with protesters outside Belfast City Hall (Picture: PA).

Protesters opposed to the prosecution of a former British serviceman for alleged Troubles offences have gathered outside Belfast City Hall.

Soldier F is to be charged with murdering two people after troops opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in Londonderry in January 1972, on what became known as Bloody Sunday.

Some relatives of the 13 killed have campaigned for their prosecution, while others argue that Soldier F should not face trial.

They claim a form of immunity given to paramilitaries during the Northern Ireland peace process should be extended to British soldiers who served in the country.

Soldier F will face charges for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney and the attempted murders of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon and Patrick O'Donnell.

Families of those who died in disputed circumstances involving soldiers in west Belfast, known as the Ballymurphy Massacre group, support prosecutions.

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