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Hundreds of veterans take to streets of Birmingham to support Bloody Sunday soldier

Hundreds of veterans gathered in Centenary Square in Birmingham. Credit: ITV News Central

Hundreds of Army veterans have taken to the streets in Birmingham in support of Soldier F, who faces prosecution over Bloody Sunday.

The former British Army serviceman is to be charged with murdering two people after troops opened fire in Londonderry in January 1972.

Some relatives of the 13 people who were killed have campaigned for prosecutions, while others argue that the soldier should not face trial.

Two children hold pictures of Bloody Sunday victims James Wray and William McKinney during a vigil Credit: PA

Soldier F faces charges for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney and the attempted murders of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon and Patrick O'Donnell.

Today's protest is one of many being staged by former servicemen and women across the UK and it follows previous demonstrations in London and outside Stormont, over the prosecution.

Motorcyclists take part in the Rolling Thunder ride protest in London last week, to support of Soldier F who is facing prosecution over Bloody Sunday. Credit: PA

The families of those killed by soldiers in Ballymurphy in 1971, who support the prosecution of Soldier F, have staged counter-protests.