Maskey urges support for Bloody Sunday vigil
Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has urged people to attend tonight’s vigil in West Belfast to show solidarity with the Bloody Sunday families.
The West Belfast MP said:
“The Bloody Sunday families have fought a long, painful campaign for truth and justice over the last 47 years.
“Their determination has been a source of inspiration for so many, including many families here in Belfast whose loved ones were murdered by state forces.
“There is undoubtedly huge disappointment that only one former soldier has been charged today with two counts of murder and four attempted murders.
“Bloody Sunday was a massacre of innocents. Today’s decision does not change that – the facts of what happened on that day are well established.
“The people of Belfast will be gathering tonight at the Old Andersonstown Barracks Site at 6pm in solidarity with the Bloody Sunday families and their ongoing campaign.”