Former Soldier Arrested for Northern Ireland's 'Bloody Sunday' Massacre - East Idaho News

Former Soldier Arrested for Northern Ireland’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ Massacre

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Getty 111015 BloodySunday?  SQUARESPACE CACHEVERSION=1447202477324THOPSON/AFP/Getty Images(BELFAST, Northern Ireland) — An ex-soldier was arrested Tuesday in connection with Northern Ireland’s “Bloody Sunday” massacre that left 14 unarmed protesters dead more than forty years ago.

According to BBC, the 66-year-old former soldier was a member of the Parachute Regiment, and his arrest is the first made for the ongoing Bloody Sunday investigation.

In Jan. 1972 in Londonderry, British soldiers opened fire during a civil rights march killing 13 and a 14th person months later from injuries attributed to the shooting.

The official investigation began in 2012 by the Police Service of Northern Ireland after a government inquiry proved in 2010 the deaths of the protesters were unjustified and the soldiers began shooting without provocation.

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