• Short Summary

    About 1,000 members of the mainly Catholic civil rights movements defied a government ban on marches in force since June by parading through Enniskillen in Northern Ireland on Saturday (28 November).

  • Description

    About 1,000 members of the mainly Catholic civil rights movements defied a government ban on marches in force since June by parading through Enniskillen in Northern Ireland on Saturday (28 November).

    At the same time a meeting of the opposing Protestant unionists was taking place in the town centre. But fears of clashes between Catholic and Protestant extremists faded when a force of 600 police surrounded the Catholic marchers and barred their way.

    Both rallies went ahead as planned, and there were no major incidents.

    About 700 soldiers, who have been in the province during the months of rioting and bomb attacks in Belfast and Londonderry, stayed in the background ready for trouble.

    Police took the names of several members of the march for breaking the ban.

    The ban on marches was imposed by the province's Stormont government at the height of the sectarian rioting last summer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ASD77GH5AHHLSVD31354PS31
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ASD77GH5AHHLSVD31354PS31
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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