• Short Summary

    SIX PEOPLE WERE TREATED IN HOSPITAL NIGHT (SATURDAY) AFTER VIOLENCE FLARED BRIEFLY AFTER A MARCH AND RALLY IN ARMAGH BY SUPPORTERS OF THE REVEREND IAN PAISLEY.

  • Description

    SIX PEOPLE WERE TREATED IN HOSPITAL NIGHT (SATURDAY) AFTER VIOLENCE FLARED BRIEFLY AFTER A MARCH AND RALLY IN ARMAGH BY SUPPORTERS OF THE REVEREND IAN PAISLEY. FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE RALLY WHICH WAS HELD TO WELCOME HOME FROM JAIL THREE SUPPORTERS OF THE MILITANT PROTESTANT LEADER.

    THE THREE MEN, INCLUDING A MINISTER OF THE FREE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WERE RELEASED FROM JAIL YESTERDAY AFTER SERVING NE MONTH SENTENCES FOR TAKING PART IN AN UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY IN THE CITY LAST NOVEMBER.

    MR. PAISLEY, STILL SERVING A SIX MONTH SENTENCE FOR UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY, SENT A MESSAGE EXHORTING ARMAGH TO RALLY BEHIND HIM.

    THE MARCH, WHICH INCLUDED FOUR BANDS, AND THE RALLY THAT FOLLOWED WAS WATCHED OVER BY A LARGE FORCE OF POLICE. BUT BOTH WENT OFF PEACEFULLY AND THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS.

    BUT SHORTLY AFTERWARDS A MAN WHO CLAIMED HE HAD BEEN KICKED BY PEOPLE IN THE MARCH, STAGED AN IMPROMPTU SIT-DOWN AT A STREET INTERSECTION.

    HE WAS JOINED BY CIVIL RIGHTS SUPPORTERS AND A BRIEF CLASH OCCURRED WHEN SOME PAISLEYITES ARRIVED ARMED WITH PIECES OF WOOD. RIOT POLICE SEPARATED THE RIVAL AND THE CIVIL RIGHTISTS WERE PERSUADED TO GO HOME BY THREE PRIESTS.

    IT WAS THE ONLY ISOLATED INCIDENT OF THE DAY.

    AT THE RALLY WHICH FOLLOWED THE MARCH, THE CROWD WAS VOCAL, BUT NOT VIOLENT. MOST OF THE MARCHERS DISPERSED AS DARKNESS FELL AND IT BEGAN TO RAIN.

    BUT THERE WERE STILL ABOUT 200 PAISLEYITES IN THE STREETS IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THIS MORNING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7ISVM9GDJDYJWY7KC18EM8LFG
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ISVM9GDJDYJWY7KC18EM8LFG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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