• Short Summary

    Londonderry was quieter than usual on Monday (31 January) in the wake of Sunday's violence between crowds of stone-throwing youths and British paratroopers in which 13 young men were shot.

  • Description

    Londonderry was quieter than usual on Monday (31 January) in the wake of Sunday's violence between crowds of stone-throwing youths and British paratroopers in which 13 young men were shot. The calmness was due to a mass protest strike which closed shops, cinemas and stopped many services. Black flags hung in many Catholic districts of the city--the Catholics claim the Army fired first and without provocation. A priest accused the Army of this in a press conference in Londonderry on Monday.

    In London, violence came to the normally staid House of Commons when Miss Bernadette Devlin, the Independent Member of Parliament for Mid-Ulster and a leading figure in the civil rights campaign, physically attacked the Home Secretary, Mr. Reginald Maulding, when refused permission to ask a question.

    Belfast was the scene of fires and shooting incidents, partly as an Irish Republican Army (IRA) protest against the shootings in Londonderry which stemmed from an illegal civil rights march.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4HOJWQ3JZPQSDFCVZM9R1ID2Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA4HOJWQ3JZPQSDFCVZM9R1ID2Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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