Veteran City Hall Belfast Soldier F Protest
Northern Ireland

Soldier F Supporters Take To Streets Of Belfast

A rally has been held outside the City Hall in response to British soldiers facing prosecution for alleged offences during the Troubles.

Veteran City Hall Belfast Soldier F Protest

British Army veteran with protesters outside Belfast City Hall (Picture: PA).

A rally has been held outside Belfast's City Hall in response to British soldiers facing prosecution for alleged offences during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

'Soldier F' is to face prosecution over the murders of two people and attempted murder of four others in Londonderry in January 1972, when troops opened fire on civil rights demonstrators.

The City Hall rally on Saturday follows demonstrations in London and Belfast earlier this month, which were in response to the prosecution of the former British soldier.

Also on Saturday, families of those who died in west Belfast in August 1971, known as the Ballymurphy Massacre group, held a counter protest.

The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service announced last month that Soldier F would face charges over the murders of James Wray and William McKinney and the attempted murders of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon and Patrick O'Donnell.

Sixteen other members of 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment who were investigated were told they would not face any further action.