• Short Summary

    PARADES TO COMMEMORATE THE FALLEN OF DUBLIN'S 1916 REBELLION WERE HELD THROUGHOUT NORTHERN IRELAND YESTERDAY (29TH), AND IN SOME INSTANCES WERE ACCOMPANIED BY DEMONSTRATIONS AND FLARE-UPS OVER VIOLENCE.

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    PARADES TO COMMEMORATE THE FALLEN OF DUBLIN'S 1916 REBELLION WERE HELD THROUGHOUT NORTHERN IRELAND YESTERDAY (29TH), AND IN SOME INSTANCES WERE ACCOMPANIED BY DEMONSTRATIONS AND FLARE-UPS OVER VIOLENCE. THE REBELLION ENDED BRITISH RULE IN WHAT IS NOW THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.

    IN LURGAN, COUNTRY ARMAGH, POLICE AND TROOPS GUARDED A PARADE ROUTE AFTER TWO POLICEMEN HAD BEEN INJURED EARLIER IN A SCUFFLE WITH DEMONSTRATORS. POLICE SAID ABOUT FIFTEEN THOUSAND TOOK PART IN SIXTEEN PARADES IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE, BUT VIOLENCE WAS NOT AS WIDESPREAD AS HAD BEEN FEARED.

    MEANWHILE, IN BELFAST, NATIONALISTS PARADED ALONG FALLS ROAD TO THE MILLTOWN CEMETERY. THE REPUBLICAN FLAG HEADED THE PARADE, AND PIPERS AND DRUMMERS PRECEDED A PARTY OF WREATH BEARERS.

    FEARS THAT VIOLENT CLASHES IN THE BOGSIDE AREA OF LONDONDERRY MIGHT ENCITE SIMILAR OUTBREAKS IN BELFAST KEPT POLICE AND ARMY ON THE ALERT, BUT THE PARADE MADE GOOD PROGRESS TO THE CEMETERY WHERE SPEAKERS ADDRESSED THE LARGE GATHERING. WREATHS WERE PLACED ON THE SPECIAL MEMORIAL AT THE CEMETERY AND THE "LAST POST" SOUNDED BEFORE THE CEREMONY CAME TO AN END. FIFTY-FOUR YEARS AFTER THE REBELLION, NORTHERN IRELAND REMAINS TENSE AND ON THE ALERT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31SNMVP02CI7VIKF2UTC7YKH4
    Media URN:
    VLVA31SNMVP02CI7VIKF2UTC7YKH4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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