Over 4,000 armed forces veterans are expect to descend on London today, Friday, in a mass bike rally to highlight the case of a veteran in his late seventies who is to be prosecuted for fatal shootings on Bloody Sunday.
A sister rally in Belfast had been planned however the Parades Commission said that the notification had been withdrawn.
“The original notification was for a motorcycle parade by ‘Rolling Thunder Ride, N Ireland’,” he said.
Thousands of veterans will join the ‘Rolling Thunder ride for Soldier F’ rally as it makes its way into London today for a “noisy” but “peaceful” rally.
Organiser Harry Wragg told the News Letter the protest rally “is not aimed at any victims or the Bloody Sunday families”.
But he added: “Our government is no more than turncoats and willing to stab its veterans in the back.”
Feelings are running “so high” he said because a man is his late seventies is now facing charges relating to events 46 years later.
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