• Short Summary

    DEMONSTRATORS THROWING BOTTLES AND ROCKS CLASHED WITH TROOPS IN LONDONDERRY AGAIN LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY). FIVE?

  • Description

    DEMONSTRATORS THROWING BOTTLES AND ROCKS CLASHED WITH TROOPS IN LONDONDERRY AGAIN LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY). FIVE SOLDIERS WERE INJURED AND SHOP WINDOWS SMASHED IN SCENES REMINISCENT OF LAST SUMMER'S VIOLENT PROTESTANT-CATHOLIC RIOTS.

    THE SOLDIERS, CLAD IN STEEL HELMETS AND BULLET-PROOF JACKETS, WERE TRYING TO DISPERSE A CROWD OF 300 CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS OUTSIDE A PROTESTANT MEETING ADDRESSED BY REVEREND IAN PAISLEY.

    TENSION HAD BEEN MOUNTING IN THE CITY FOLLOWING MINOR DISTURBANCES AS THE CROWD GATHERED NEAR THE MEETING HALL. TROOPS WERE ON HAND AND ERECTED BARBED WIRE BARRICADES TO KEEP THE CROWD UNDER CONTROL.

    VIOLENCE ERUPTED AS TROOPS MOVED IN TO PREVENT THE DEMONSTRATORS MIXING WITH THE 1,000 PAISLEY SUPPORTERS AS THEY LEFT THE MEETING.

    BARRAGES OF STONES AND BOTTLES GREETED APPEALS BY THE TROOPS OVER THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM FOR THE CROWD TO BREAK UP.

    POLICE MADE 9 ARRESTS DURING THE FIGHTING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA78KVQS8FLN7IS2XRE7S4XOYZU
    Media URN:
    VLVA78KVQS8FLN7IS2XRE7S4XOYZU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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