• Short Summary

    In Belfast, Unionist Party back-benchers led by Rev. Ian Paisley had the support of demonstrators?

  • Description

    In Belfast, Unionist Party back-benchers led by Rev. Ian Paisley had the support of demonstrators when they called on Northern Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister on Thursday morning (6 August) to press the case for invoking the Special Powers Act. The delegation was told the Government had no intention of doing this. It appears to be standing firm in the face of a list of similar demands for tougher measures against rioters.

    The Special Powers Act, if brought into force, would allow imprisonment without trial, re-arming the police, and other strong measures. The Cabinet's refusal to invoke the Act has angered Mr. Paisley.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1XPQR97XIINGB1K70V0F6WZPV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XPQR97XIINGB1K70V0F6WZPV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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