Commenting on a planned march by British Army veterans in Derry next month Sinn Féins Raymond McCartney has described it as insensitive and provocative.
Mr McCartney said:
“People have a right to protest but what they are seeking here is immunity for British soldiers who were involved in murder. That is unacceptable. There can’t be one law for British soldiers and one for everybody else.
“To have this protest in Derry is also deliberately provocative given it is the city where 14 innocent people were murdered by British soldiers and no one has ever been prosecuted for that crime.
“There have only ever been a handful of British soldiers convicted for their crimes during the conflict so there is no partisan approach. This has been confirmed by the DPP and the Lord Chief Justice.”