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Source: Social Democratic and Labour Party of Northern Ireland

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MP has said that he is deeply disappointed for the Bloody Sunday families after the PPS upheld a decision not to prosecute 15 soldiers in connection with the events of the day.

The Foyle MP said that the families of those murdered on Bloody Sunday have shown immense integrity and dignity and that the SDLP will continue to support them.

Colum Eastwood MP said:

“I am deeply disappointed today for the Bloody Sunday families who have campaigned for truth, accountability and justice for their loved ones. The PPS decision not to prosecute these 15 soldiers will cause more pain for those who have experienced the most unimaginable loss. 

“I marched with the families and stood with them in Guildhall Square when the Saville Report was published. They have shown the most unshakeable dignity and integrity in moments of justice as well as moments of disappointment. Today’s decision will not change that.

“I am pledged to do all I can to support these families who mean so much to Derry. We’ll continue to walk with them.

MIL OSI United Kingdom