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Families demand Bloody Sunday inquiry publication

The annual rally follows the route of the original protest

The annual Bloody Sunday commemoration has heard calls for the families of those killed to be given access to the Saville Inquiry report immediately.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness was among those who joined the annual rally which follows the route of the original protest.

Fourteen people died after being shot by soldiers on January 30 1972.

The inquiry, which investigated what happened, began in 2000 but its final report has been repeatedly delayed.

John Kelly, whose brother Michael was killed, said the man who headed the inquiry, Lord Saville, should keep to his current timeframe.

"Lord Saville gave us one date and then he turns around and gives us another date," he said.

"Now the most recent date is 22 March. It's important that it's the week of 22 March or even before."

Lord Saville is expected to give the report to the Secretary of State before its full publication later in the year.

Mr McGuinness said the families should see it at the same time as the government.

He added: "The British government must take action to ensure that the impending Westminster election is not used as another excuse to further delay its publication."

The marchers congregated at Creggan shops at 1430 GMT before following the route taken by the original civil rights procession on 30 January 1972.



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