• Short Summary

    IN BELFAST BRITISH PEACE-KEEPING TROOPS TODAY (SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH) CORDONED OFF AN AREA NEAR SPRINGFIELD ROAD AND MADE A HOUSE TO HOUSE SEARCH AFTER A 22-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS SHOT IN THE STOMACH.

  • Description

    IN BELFAST BRITISH PEACE-KEEPING TROOPS TODAY (SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH) CORDONED OFF AN AREA NEAR SPRINGFIELD ROAD AND MADE A HOUSE TO HOUSE SEARCH AFTER A 22-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS SHOT IN THE STOMACH.

    THE MAN, WHO WAS HIT BY ONE OF A FUSILLADE OF SHOTS, WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. HIS CONDITION WAS LATER SAID TO BE FAIR.

    THE SHOOTING HAPPENED IN MAYO STREET NEAR SPRINGFIELD ROAD IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING. THE GUNMAN, SAID TO HAVE BEEN MASKED, FIRED SOME 15 SHOTS. THE SPRINGFIELD ROAD AREA HAS BEEN A REGULAR TROUBLE SPOT IN THE LAST WEEK OF FIGHTING BETWEEN CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS IN BELFAST.

    POLICE AND TROOPS IMMEDIATELY SEALED OFF THE AREA AND BEGAN AN INTENSIVE SEARCH.

    APART FROM THE SHOOTING IT WAS GENERALLY QUIETER IN BELFAST AFTER A WEEK OF STREET FIGHTING AND SEVERAL BOMBINGS. BUT REPORTS SAY THE CITY IS STILL VERY TENSE.

    RIVAL BANDS OF CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS HAVE STILL BEEN OUT IN THE STREETS, BUT WHENEVER THEY HAVE GATHERED TROOPS HAVE DISPERSED THEM WITH TEAR GAS. THE MOOD OF THE TROOPS HAS CHANGES FROM GOOD HUMOURED TOLERANCE TO NO-NONSENSE DETERMINATIONS. MORE THAT 40 SOLDIERS WERE INJURED IN THE FIRST FIVE DAYS OF FIGHTING.

    SYNOPSIS: MORE TROUBLE IN BELFAST....POLICE AND TROOPS SEALED OFF AN AREA NEAR SPRINGFIELD ROAD AFTER A MAN WAS SHOT IN THE STOMACH WHEN A MASKED GUNMAN FIRED ABOUT 15 SHOTS IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING. THE MAN SHOT, WHO WAS AGED 22, WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WHERE HIS CONDITION WAS SAID TO BE FAIR. THE SPRINGFIELD ROAD ARE HAS BEEN A REGULAR TROUBLE SPOT IN THE FIGHTING OF THE LAST WEEK BETWEEN CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS. AFTER THE SHOOTING POLICE AND TROOPS IMMEDIATELY CORDONED OFF THE AREA AND BEGAN AN INTENSIVE HOUSE TO HOUSE SEARCH.

    OTHERWISE IT WAS GENERALLY QUIETER IN BELFAST AFTER A WEEK OF STREET FIGHTING AND SEVERAL BOMBINGS. BUT THE CITY WAS REPORTED TO BE TENSE WITH TROOPS USING TEARGAS TO BREAK UP BANDS OF PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NAKVPZ3SP52B9XGPF70W2WB7
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NAKVPZ3SP52B9XGPF70W2WB7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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