• Short Summary

    The weekend celebrations by Protestants in Northern Ireland began quietly on Saturday (11 July) as troops stood-by in case of trouble between Catholics and Protestants.

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    The weekend celebrations by Protestants in Northern Ireland began quietly on Saturday (11 July) as troops stood-by in case of trouble between Catholics and Protestants.

    Addressing a rally after an Orangemen parade in Belfast, the Reverend Ian Paisley, member of Parliament and extremist Protestant leader, pledged to uphold the principles of the Protestant Reformation.

    More than 12,000 troops were deployed throughout the province for the weekend which marks the 280th anniversary of King Willian of Orange's defeat of Catholic forces at the battle of the Boyne. On Saturday evening bonfires were lit by celebrating Protestants but no violence was reported. Last year the Protestant marches touched off bloody riots which left at least 12 people dead. The climax of the weekend celebration comes on Monday when big Orangemen parades take place which authorities fear could provide a new religious flashpoint.

    Opening his Belfast speech, the Rev. Paisley said:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6CSMMN3Q5HTIEZ7QSCNFCDE2Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CSMMN3Q5HTIEZ7QSCNFCDE2Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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