The season of parades has begun in Northern Ireland, and with it the danger of fresh outbreaks of communal violence.
GV Marchers parade through street chanting & carrying Republican flags (3 shots)
GV Marchers shout and chant
SV ZOOM OUT TO GV Onlookers in square
MV Girls start to run away as young men turn to face troops
MV ZOOM OUT TO LV Troops in riot gear approach
GV Bus used to barricade roadway
GV Troops moving in with riot shields
GV Rioters throwing stones
LV ZOOM IN TO GV Troops walk towards bus as stones fly
GV Rioters charge troops who withdraw behind bus (2 shots)
GV Rioters throwing stones PAN TO troops retreating further down road and regrouping (2 shots)
GV Troops huddled together, another squad comes from behind and charges rioters (2 shots)
GV Rioters throw rocks and stones ZOOM BACK TO LV troops pinned down behind bus as rioters continue throwing (4 shots)
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Background: The season of parades has begun in Northern Ireland, and with it the danger of fresh outbreaks of communal violence. Today (11 April) it was the turn of republican sympathisers to March, in commemoration of the Dublin Easter Rising of 1916, the event which started the southern part of the country on the road to independence.
The parades, which took place all over the province, were sanctioned by the Northern Ireland Government. Most passed off peacefully, but in Londonderry there was a violent clash between British troops and youths in the Catholic Bogside district, scene of fierce communal fighting in the past.
Nine soldiers were injured by stones, bricks and paving slabs. They fired some rubber bullets in retaliation, but nobody was believed seriously hurt.
This film shows dramatic scenes of the troops being bombarded by stones and has excellent natural sound. It was shot by a National Broadcasting Company crew.