Thousands take to Belfast streets calling for 'truth and justice' over Troubles killings


Thousands took to a rally in Belfast on Sunday calling for "truth and justice" into how their loved ones were killed during the Troubles.

Around 2,000 people paraded through the city for the "Time for Truth" rally. Many waved black flags, some held pictures of loved ones killed and others held banners proclaiming "time for justice".

Organisers of the march had urged victims from across the community to attend, however, many of those represented were mainly from the nationalist community and their loved ones killed by security forces or loyalist terrorists.

They called for the UK Government to deal with outstanding legacy issues.

Sinn Fein vice president Michelle O'Neill speaking at the rally said the event was for all victims, no matter their background.

"They are marching for truth," she said. "They have all come together with the collective will to want to see the legacy mechanism implemented so these families can get access to inquests.

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Belfast Telegraph