Belfast Telegraph

Pair spend another night in museum

By Leona O'Neill

The two Londonderry pensioners who have "occupied" the Museum of Free Derry after a row over a controversial exhibition have spent their second night sleeping on the concrete floor of the building as museum bosses say there are "no plans" to hold talks or to find a resolution with the pair.

Helen Deery, whose 15-year-old brother Manus was shot dead by a British soldier in 1972, and Linda Nash, whose 19-year-old brother William was killed on Bloody Sunday, started their sit-in protest at the Bogside museum at lunchtime on Wednesday. They say they are outraged that their loved ones' names are part of an exhibition which also names dead British soldiers.

The pensioners slept on the concrete floor of the museum for the past two nights and say they are sore and tired but determined to see the protest through.

Bloody Sunday Trust chairman Robin Percival said there were no plans to hold discussions to resolve the matter.

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