• Short Summary

    About three thousand uniformed members and supporters of the predominantly Roman Catholic Irish Republican Army marched through the streets of London, the British capital, on Sunday (January 28) in memory of 'Bloody Sunday' in Northern Ireland a year ago -- when 13 Catholics were shot dead in a clash with British troops during an illegal civil rights march through the Bogside district of Londonderry.

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    About three thousand uniformed members and supporters of the predominantly Roman Catholic Irish Republican Army marched through the streets of London, the British capital, on Sunday (January 28) in memory of 'Bloody Sunday' in Northern Ireland a year ago -- when 13 Catholics were shot dead in a clash with British troops during an illegal civil rights march through the Bogside district of Londonderry. A few scuffles between marchers and police broke out during the commemorative march.

    In Londonderry itself, several thousand supporters of the militant Provisional Wing of the I.R.A. also staged a march. The demonstration and rallies afterwards were peaceful, but later gangs of Catholic youths and attacked British troops on the edge of the Bogside with stones -- burning two cars and a shop before soldiers drove them off with rubber bullets and water hoses.

    SYNOPSIS: About three thousand uniformed members of the Irish Republic Army and supporters marched through London on Sunday to commemorate 'Bloody Sunday' a year ago in Northern Ireland -- when thirteen Roman Catholics were killed in a clash with British troops during an illegal civil rights march through the Bogside district of Londonderry. Some scuffles between these marchers and police broke out, but no serious incidents were reported.

    The 'Bloody Sunday' incident was one of the most controversial of Northern Ireland's troubles in the past few years. While these marchers paraded through London, in Londonderry itself several thousand supporters of the militant Provisional Wing of the I.R.A. staged similar protests. Later, gangs of Catholic youths there, clashed with troops and were driven off with rubber bullets and water hoses.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3U182R8WA4XT5X8RA11VMPC72
    Media URN:
    VLVA3U182R8WA4XT5X8RA11VMPC72
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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