• Short Summary

    A mass march of Protestants ended with a rally by thousands of Ulster Defence Association members on the lawns of Northern Ireland's Stormont Parliament buildings this afternoon (Saturday, 30 September).

  • Description

    A mass march of Protestants ended with a rally by thousands of Ulster Defence Association members on the lawns of Northern Ireland's Stormont Parliament buildings this afternoon (Saturday, 30 September).

    The demonstrators - said by the militant Vanguard Movement organisers to number 60-thousand - wanted to show their determination to get their own provincial parliament back to work, and their continued opposition to the guerrilla campaign of the Irish Republican Army.

    Speakers - including William Craig, leader of the Vanguard Movement - said they wanted a strong Parliament within the United Kingdom. Failing that, an independent British Ulster.

    But one Protestant leader, the Rev. Ian Paisley, of the Democratic Unionist Party, boycotted the parade, accusing the Vanguard members of advocating a unilateral declaration of independence from Britain.

    The parade was held under the eyes of security forces alert for trouble after a bloody clash in Belfast yesterday (Friday, September 29) in which three people died. But no incidents were reported.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2O98VBWUZ3JJBY2R2L2OQIEDU
    Media URN:
    VLVA2O98VBWUZ3JJBY2R2L2OQIEDU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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