Former soldier arrested for role in Bloody Sunday

Former soldier arrested for role in Bloody Sunday

World November 10, 2015 14:15

london - For the first time Tuesday a British soldier arrested for his participation in the massacre in Northern Ireland Londonderry from 1972, that history as Bloody Sunday. The now 66- year-old man was among the paratroopers regiment of the British army, the BBC reported.

British soldiers on January 30, 1972 opened fire on peaceful protesters, they kept the advance march banned by the authorities for civil rights. In total, fourteen protesters, mainly youths, were killed.

The massacre remains one of the most famous events of The Troubles, the violent conflict in Northern Ireland, which came at the end formally in 1998. The Irish rock band U2 made ​​it the number on Bloody Sunday.

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