• Short Summary

    More than 6,000 people from all over Northern Ireland flooded into Belfast today(Sunday 12 Sept) to rally in protest against the Government's internment-without-trial policy.

  • Description

    More than 6,000 people from all over Northern Ireland flooded into Belfast today(Sunday 12 Sept) to rally in protest against the Government's internment-without-trial policy.

    An army spokesman said that despite some rousing speeches by civil rights leaders, the rally passed off without a single violent incident although there was trouble later in the day when youths began stoning a local police station and troops were called in to disperse the mob.

    Civil rights leader Bernadette Devlin, and M.P. in the British House of Commons, was cheered wildly at the rally when she accused the Irish Republican Prime Minister Jack Lynch of being a supporter of British Imperialism -- the Government of the Irish Republic has always been regarded in the north as the champion of Northern. Ireland's catholic minority. The 23-year-old Miss Devlin criticised the tripartite talks between Mr Lynch and the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland and Britain in her speech when she told the crowd, "When the time comes for talking we will speak for ourselves. My Lynch will not be speaking for me or Ulster's minority".

    SYNOPSIS: In Belfast on Sunday, six thousand people heard Miss Bernadstta Devlin condemn the proposed tripartite talks on the Ulster situation.

    After a very orderly meeting, a section of the crowd mainly youths, threw stones at a nearby police station. Soldiers had to tackle the stone-throwers in yet another scene in Belfast. An army spokesman had earlier praised the crowds behaviour -- despite the rousing speeches by civil rights leaders there had not been a single incident.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3SXP311WUTMMG37IGUD1ZN50F
    Media URN:
    VLVA3SXP311WUTMMG37IGUD1ZN50F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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