• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    GV Demonstrators running along street
    0.06

    2.
    MV Paisley and other leaders
    0.18

    3.
    GV Crowd assembled
    0.22

    4.
    SCV Paisley
    0.50

    5.
    SV & CV Bradford
    1.50


    TRANSCRIPTS: (SEQ 4): (PAISLEY) "The government has completely forfeited the confidence of the Loyalist people of this province and they don't see it. They are adamant that everything they do is absolutely right and all that they can say to us is you must accept what we have said."



    (REPORTER) "Mr. Paisley what do you think would happen next week?"



    (PAISLEY) "I don't know what will happen next week."



    (REPORTER)"What would you advise the Loyalists to do now Mr. Paisley?"



    (PAISLEY)"I advise the Loyalists to get rid of Chichester-Clark and this Government as quickly as they possibly can."



    (REPORTER) "Mr. Roy Bradford, Minister of Commerce, was at the Cabinet meeting."



    (SEQ 5): (Bradford) "I think it must be realised by ever responsible Unionist that there is someone who very broadly believes in the continuing union of Northern Ireland with Great Britain..that there are forces at work in Northern Ireland at the moment who are bent, and are deliberately trying to bring about a situation, where in fact this state dissolves. I think they must realise that, that there is something of the nature of a conspiracy...I know this, in the past, when it was mentioned without the evidence we have now, was looked on as a sort of "reds under the beds" scare. And I'm saying in quite considered fashion now, that we are undoubtedly facing the most serious threat to the integrity of the State and Parliament of Northern Ireland, that we have for many a long year."




    Initials OJP/AS/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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.

  • Tags

  • Data

    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

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment