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Plymouth march supports accused Royal Marines

By mwill  |  Posted: October 28, 2012

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Around 150 people marched today in Plymouth in support of the five Royal Marines who have been charged with murder. Marchers started at Devil's Point, near Stonehouse Barracks and continued into the town centre, carrying banners with slogans including "Support the Marines - Heroes of our nation" and "Doing your job is not murder".

It was part of a series of "show support" events held around the country at other locations including London, Edinburgh, Swansea and Norwich.

It is alleged that on or about 15 September 2011, the commandos murdered an Afghan national. They were arrested following the discovery by civilian police of video footage on a laptop computer. The five were subsequently released from custody following a hearing at Colchester Military Court.

An anonymity order means that the men cannot be named until 5 November.

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