• Short Summary

    AT MOUNTMELLICK, IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, A RIOT BROKE OUT WHEN TEN MEN APPEARED IN COURT TODAY (TUESDAY) ON CHARGES CONNECTED WITH THE THROWING OF A PETROL BOMB LAST MONTH NEAR A PRIVATE RESIDENCE WHERE PRINCESS MARGARET OF BRITAIN AND HER HUSBAND, LORD SNOWDON, WERE STAYING.

  • Description

    AT MOUNTMELLICK, IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, A RIOT BROKE OUT WHEN TEN MEN APPEARED IN COURT TODAY (TUESDAY) ON CHARGES CONNECTED WITH THE THROWING OF A PETROL BOMB LAST MONTH NEAR A PRIVATE RESIDENCE WHERE PRINCESS MARGARET OF BRITAIN AND HER HUSBAND, LORD SNOWDON, WERE STAYING.

    THE TEN MEN ON TRIAL WERE CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY AND CAUSING MALICIOUS DAMAGE TO TREES NEAR ABBEYLEIX, WHERE THE PRINCESS AND HER HUSBAND WERE STAYING. THE FIGHTING ERUPTED IN THE COURTHOUSE ITSELF, WHERE ONE MAN WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS AND RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. THE JUDGE SAID HE COULD NOT CONTINUE IN SUCH AN ATMOSPHERE AND ORDERED THE TEN MEN TO BE HELD IN CUSTODY UNTIL NEXT FRIDAY (22 JAN).

    THE VIOLENCE SPREAD TO SEVERAL HUNDRED IRISH NATIONALIST DEMONSTRATORS WHO HAD GATHERED OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE WITH BANNERS AND PLACARDS CRITICISING THE REPUBLIC'S PRIME MINISTER, MR. SEAN LEMASS, THE GOVERNMENT, AND THE POLICE. WHEN THE DEMONSTRATORS BEGAN TO RIOT, UNINFORMED AND PLAIN-CLOTHES POLICE DREW TRUNCHEONS AND CHARGED THEM.

    SEVERAL DEMONSTRATORS RECEIVED BLOWS FROM THE POLICE TRUNCHEONS AND LEFT THE "BATTLEFIELD" WITH MINOR INJURIES. THE DEMONSTRATORS, FOR THEIR PART, OVERTURNED AND DAMAGED A POLICE CAR.

    THE DAY'S VIOLENCE WAS STARTED BY A GIRL WHO UNFURLED AN IRISH NATIONAL FLAG IN THE COURTHOUSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8866P96C9JQBJHATR4YJH7AAS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8866P96C9JQBJHATR4YJH7AAS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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