• Short Summary

    The militant Protestant Ulster Defence Association (UDA) barricaded the streets of Belfast on Saturday (28 April) in what turned out to be a peaceful protest against the possible extradition of a young UDA man to the Republic.

  • Description

    The militant Protestant Ulster Defence Association (UDA) barricaded the streets of Belfast on Saturday (28 April) in what turned out to be a peaceful protest against the possible extradition of a young UDA man to the Republic.

    Gangs of masked, uniformed men stood by wooden barricades in protestant sections of east and west Belfast for an hour at noon. They blocked about 30 roads and brought busy Saturday traffic to a standstill.

    About 500 men from Belfast and Londonderry detachments of the UDA took part after their announcement that the rally would take place. The man they protested over is 18-year-old Robert Taylor, due to be handed over to security forces in the south for questioning in connection with a double murder on New Year's Eve.

    Police were there in force, but they took no action. Instead, they helped direct the traffic away from the area. The UDA said later that their demonstration was a success... that it showed they were able to paralyse the economic life of the city if and when they chose to do it.

    Here is a sound-on-film commentary included in this filmed report. An alternative commentary appears overleaf.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1R5C1L7F2Q42XQA3ED5KJMR1Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA1R5C1L7F2Q42XQA3ED5KJMR1Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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