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Bloody Sunday bishop dies aged 82

Edward Daly
Edward Daly

A retired Catholic bishop who went to the aid of civil rights protesters gunned down by British soldiers during Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland has died, the Catholic Church said.

Edward Daly, 82, famously waved a blood-stained white handkerchief as a symbol of ceasefire as he attempted to help a fatally injured demonstrator in Londonderry in January 1972.

Paratroopers had opened fire and killed 13 people. Fourteen were injured, and another was to die later.