• Short Summary

    Patrolling British troops faced open hostility and violence from militant Ulster loyalists on Friday (8 September) after two protestants had died the previous night in a gunbattle between U.

  • Description

    Patrolling British troops faced open hostility and violence from militant Ulster loyalists on Friday (8 September) after two protestants had died the previous night in a gunbattle between U.D.A. (Ulster Defence Association) members and the army.

    Several other civilians were wounded in the two-hour battle around the Protestant Shankill Road area. U.D.A. leaders denounced the men of the Parachute Regiment as "Gun-happy louts" and demanded an immediate inquiry.

    The Protestants energetically refuted reports by the British army that they opened fire first, and accused the soldiers of firing indiscriminately on unarmed civilians and innocent bystanders.

    B.B.C. reporter Michael Sullivan reports from the scene (an alternative is provided:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4LB56YMFSM7LYI21J6BZHKI3Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA4LB56YMFSM7LYI21J6BZHKI3Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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