• Short Summary

    Violence continued last night (11 - 12 August) in the troubled cities of Northern Ireland.?

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    Violence continued last night (11 - 12 August) in the troubled cities of Northern Ireland. It was sparked off by Monday's announcement by Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner of internment without trial for suspected terrorists. About 230 are still being held.

    August 12 is usually a big day for Protestants in Northern Ireland, and especially in Londonderry, where a march is traditionally held to mark the defeat there of the Catholic king James II.

    Two years ago the march led to violence centred on the Catholic Bogside area of the city; it was as a result of that violence that the British army was called in to keep the peace.

    Today there was no march - all processions have been banned for six months - but troops on the fringes of the Bogside came under a hail of petrol bombs.

    This report, telerecorded in London, includes commentary by British Broadcasting Corporation reporter Michael Sullivan, which may be used. There is also vivid natural sound. A transcription appears overpage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XFNBLUX0SQLFQLBV0XIH352C
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XFNBLUX0SQLFQLBV0XIH352C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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