Monday, 3 February 2014

Bloody Sunday: March for Justice 2014

The Workers Solidarity Movement took part in the annual Bloody Sunday commemorative march in Derry yesterday.

This was the 42nd commemoration since the massacre in 1972 when British soldiers shot and killed 14 Civil Rights marchers. Its been estimated that over 5000 people took part in this years March for Justice which retraced the original civil rights march.

A minutes silence was observed at Free Derry corner and the civil rights anthem 'We shall Overcome' was sung. The main speaker at the rally was Stafford Scott of the Mark Duggan Campaign in London. 


The police killing of Mark Duggan in 2011 was the trigger for 3 days of intensive rioting across England.

The rally was chaired by Bernadette McAliskey who said the police investigation into the Bloody Sunday killings should start by questioning the soldiers responsible.


You can read more about the history of Bloody Sunday at http://www.wsm.ie/c/bloody-sunday-derry-causes-consequences-massacre-1972