THOUSANDS TAKE TO THE STREETS FOR 44TH BLOODY SUNDAY ANNIVERSARY MARCH
THOUSANDS of people are gathering to take part in the Bloody Sunday march this afternoon to commemorate the 14 unarmed civilians murdered in Derry 44 years ago.
A memorial service was held at 11.00 am at the Bloody Sunday monument on Rossville Street.
The march left Central Drive in Creggan at 2.30 pm and follow the route of the original parade on Sunday, January 30, 1972, to Free Derry Corner.
The assembled crowd will be addressed by prominent civil and human rights activist Eamon McCann.
The parade route will go through Central Drive, Linsfort Drive, Iniscarn Road, Rathlin Drive, Southway, Lone Moor Road, Brandywell Avenue, Lecky Road, Westland Street, Laburnum Terrace, Creggan Street, William Street and Rossville Street.
The march is expected to finish around 5 pm.
Police have advised motorists to allow extra time for their journeys.
Or if possible drivers are asked to seek alternative routes throughout the parade.