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Troubles' victims hold rally at Stormont

Families from the Time for Truth campaign have held a rally at Stormont. Picture by Matt Bohill

A GROUP representing Troubles' victims has called for better funding for the inquest system and the Police Ombudsman's Office.

The Time for Truth Campaign yesterday held a rally at Stormont ahead of the forthcoming end of a Northern Ireland Office (NIO) consultation into how to deal with the legacy of the Troubles.

The group also handed over its consultation submissions to the NIO.

The campaign group includes representatives of people killed by the British army at Ballymurphy in 1971, the 1971 McGurk's Bar bombing, the 1994 Loughinisland massacre and other families affected by the conflict.

In February, the group marched through Belfast city centre in protest at the treatment of victims.

Spokesman Ciarán MacAirt said the families wanted the implementation of 2014's Stormont House Agreement.

He said the rally was held to "raise awareness across the community (about) how important it is for all families impacted by the conflict to have their voices heard before it is too late".

The legacy consultation ends on October 5.

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