Thousands of cyclists bring Westminster to a standstill to show support for the & # 39; Soldier F & # 39; from the British army

Hundreds of cyclists gathered from all over the country to ride on Westminster, to show their support for the murdered Bloody Sunday Massacre.

An estimated 7,000 cyclists riding all kinds of motorcycles stopped traffic in central London as they rode over Westminster Bridge in a show of solidarity with & # 39; Soldier F. & # 39;

& # 39; Soldier F & # 39; is the code name for the only soldier being prosecuted for the massacre in 1972.

Hundreds of cyclists gathered from all over the country to ride on Westminster, to show support for the murdered Bloody Sunday Massacre

Hundreds of cyclists gathered from all over the country to ride on Westminster, to show support for the murdered Bloody Sunday Massacre

An estimated 7,000 cyclists who rode all kinds of motorcycles stopped traffic in central London

An estimated 7,000 cyclists who rode all kinds of motorcycles stopped traffic in central London

An estimated 7,000 cyclists who rode all kinds of motorcycles stopped traffic in central London

They rode over the Westminster Bridge in a show of solidarity with & # 39; Soldier F & # 39 ;, the codename for the only soldier prosecuted for the 1972 massacre

They rode over the Westminster Bridge in a show of solidarity with & # 39; Soldier F & # 39 ;, the codename for the only soldier prosecuted for the 1972 massacre

They rode over the Westminster Bridge in a show of solidarity with & # 39; Soldier F & # 39 ;, the codename for the only soldier prosecuted for the 1972 massacre

Event organizers, named & # 39; Rolling Thunder & # 39 ;, say they are protesting against British government action in charging the former squaddie

Event organizers, named & # 39; Rolling Thunder & # 39 ;, say they are protesting against British government action in charging the former squaddie

Event organizers, named & # 39; Rolling Thunder & # 39 ;, say they are protesting against British government action in charging the former squaddie

The scale of the protest was seen from the air, with hundreds of cyclists swinging around Parliament Square

The scale of the protest was seen from the air, with hundreds of cyclists swinging around Parliament Square

The scale of the protest was seen from the air, with hundreds of cyclists swinging around Parliament Square

Motorcyclists rode a large number of different bicycles, including trikes and scooters, through central London

Motorcyclists rode a large number of different bicycles, including trikes and scooters, through central London

Motorcyclists rode a large number of different bicycles, including trikes and scooters, through central London

The CPS announced last month that the man, whose identity is being protected, is facing prosecution for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney

The CPS announced last month that the man, whose identity is being protected, is facing prosecution for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney

The CPS announced last month that the man, whose identity is being protected, is facing prosecution for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney

These tourists on a tour bus got more than what they paid for while the motorcyclists passed them through Westminster

These tourists on a tour bus got more than what they paid for while the motorcyclists passed them through Westminster

These tourists on a tour bus got more than what they paid for while the motorcyclists drove past them through Westminster

Event organizers, named & # 39; Rolling Thunder & # 39 ;, say they are protesting against British government action in charging the former squaddie.

The CPS announced last month that the man, whose identity is being protected, is facing prosecution for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney.

He is the only one on trial for the massacre that took place in Derry near the Troubles.

British soldiers from 1 Para opened fire on protesters, claimed the lives of 14 Irish citizens and injured at least 14 more.

When the protest took place in London, a similar Rolling Thunder demonstration drove to Stormont, Belfast, to also support Soldier F.

About 80 riders, including many military veterans, departed from the Cultra, County Down, and arrived around 1.30 pm in Stormont, the seat of the decentralized government in Belfast.

He is the only one on trial for the massacre that took place in Derry near the Troubles

He is the only one on trial for the massacre that took place in Derry near the Troubles

He is the only one on trial for the massacre that took place in Derry near the Troubles

British soldiers from 1 Para opened fire on protesters, claimed the lives of 14 Irish citizens and injured at least 14 more. Above: a motorcyclist rides a trike motorcycle past the Cenotaph in Westminster

British soldiers from 1 Para opened fire on protesters, claimed the lives of 14 Irish citizens and injured at least 14 more. Above: a motorcyclist rides a trike motorcycle past the Cenotaph in Westminster

British soldiers from 1 Para opened fire on protesters, claimed the lives of 14 Irish citizens and injured at least 14 more. Above: a motorcyclist rides a trike motorcycle past the Cenotaph in Westminster

The events of Bloody Sunday have helped to support the provisional IRA in the Troubles. Above: a cyclist rides past the Parliament

The events of Bloody Sunday have helped to support the provisional IRA in the Troubles. Above: a cyclist rides past the Parliament

The events of Bloody Sunday have helped to support the provisional IRA in the Troubles. Above: a cyclist rides past the Parliament

The cyclists wore helmets and goggles and dressed mainly in black as they rode through the capital with their bikes

The cyclists wore helmets and goggles and dressed mainly in black as they rode through the capital with their bikes

The cyclists wore helmets and goggles and dressed mainly in black as they rode through the capital with their bikes

Some motorcyclists wore jackets decorated with medals and badges, including this military man

Some motorcyclists wore jackets decorated with medals and badges, including this military man

Some motorcyclists wore jackets decorated with medals and badges, including this military man

Others waved Union Jacks and the St George & # 39; s flag as they drove through the seat of the British government and parliament

Others waved Union Jacks and the St George & # 39; s flag as they drove through the seat of the British government and parliament

Others waved Union Jacks and the St George & # 39; s flag as they drove through the seat of the British government and parliament

Barking spectators sounded and the motorbikes started to spin as the motorcyclists rode up the kilometer-long Prince of Wales Avenue.

Parachute regiment flags flew from a number of participating bicycles.

The events of Bloody Sunday have contributed to supporting the provisional IRA in the early Troubles.

Along with the demonstration in London, another & # 39; Rolling Thunder & # 39; group drove to Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Along with the demonstration in London, another & # 39; Rolling Thunder & # 39; group drove to Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Along with the demonstration in London, another & # 39; Rolling Thunder & # 39; group drove to Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland

They also supported Soldier F, where a number of flags were shown with the words: & # 39; I stand with Soldier F & # 39;

They also supported Soldier F, where a number of flags were shown with the words: & # 39; I stand with Soldier F & # 39;

They also supported Soldier F, where a number of flags were shown with the words: & # 39; I stand with Soldier F & # 39;

About 80 riders, including many military veterans, departed from the Cultra, County Down, and arrived at Stormont, the seat of the decentralized government in Belfast, around 1:30 PM

About 80 riders, including many military veterans, departed from the Cultra, County Down, and arrived at Stormont, the seat of the decentralized government in Belfast, around 1:30 PM

About 80 riders, including many military veterans, departed from the Cultra, County Down, and arrived at Stormont, the seat of the decentralized government in Belfast, around 1:30 PM

An image of a Catholic priest waving a blood-stained handkerchief while trying to help a victim in safety went across the world.

A public investigation, conducted by a senior judge shortly after the death, was branded by families of victims and a campaign was launched for a new public investigation.

Family members tried to repair the injustice of false claims that their loved ones were armed. A new probe was finally ordered by then Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1998.

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry, investigated by Lord Saville, concluded that protesters who did not pose a threat to the soldiers were killed.

British soldiers minutes before paratroopers opened fire and killed 13 civilians on Bloody Sunday, at an impasse near barricade 14 on William St, Londonderry, on January 30, 1972

British soldiers minutes before paratroopers opened fire and killed 13 civilians on Bloody Sunday, at an impasse near barricade 14 on William St, Londonderry, on January 30, 1972

British soldiers minutes before paratroopers opened fire and killed 13 civilians on Bloody Sunday, at an impasse near barricade 14 on William St, Londonderry, on January 30, 1972

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