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Bloody Sunday anniversary to be marked in Londonderry

By Donna Deeney

The 43rd anniversary of Bloody Sunday will be marked this weekend by a number of events throughout Derry.

The moment paratroopers opened fire on the crowds attending the civil rights march will be commemorated at the Bloody Sunday memorial at 4pm, while a memorial Mass will be held at St Mary's Church, Creggan, at 7.30pm.

Tomorrow the Annual Bloody Sunday Lecture will be delivered by award-winning journalist, Ian Cobain at An Chultúrlann, Great James Street, at 7.30pm.

Cobain, an investigative reporter with The Guardian newspaper, has won a number of major awards, including the Martha Gellhorn Prize and the Paul Foot Award for investigative journalism.

His first book, Cruel Britannia, investigated Britain's secret history of torture and was the winner of the Paddy Power/Total Politics Debut Political Book of the Year.

At a separate event being held at the same time, Patrisse Cullors, one of the key figures in the protests against the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by police, will address an audience at the Nerve Centre. On Sunday at 11am, wreaths will be placed at the Bloody Sunday Monument, Rossville Street, following a memorial service.

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