City council to mark 1916 Irish uprising

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The 90th anniversary of the Easter Rising should be officially commemorated in Londonderry, city councillors have decided. The proposal was made by Sinn Fein representatives and supported by the SDLP, however, unionists on the council have opposed it.

Sinn Fein's Peter Anderson said the 1916 rebellion should be remembered like other events.

The DUP's Joe Millar has said the council should not support it.

"I don't think that Derry City Council, as a council, should be getting involved in this if they are trying to reflect the views of all the people," he said.

"We would not be supporting something that is anti-British."

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