• Short Summary

    About 200 demonstrators from a group calling itself the "Aid to Northern Ireland Committee" took part in a protest near the United Nations on Saturday (24 February).

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    1.
    LV PAN Demonstrators with flags outside U.N. building
    0.10

    2.
    SV Demonstrators with banners marching
    0.22

    3.
    SV Banner and CU signs (2 shots)
    0.29

    4.
    SV Protestors march with placards
    0.43

    5.
    SCU Koch speaks:
    1.20


    "You don't have to be...."



    "...got to be stopped." (CHEERING)



    "You don't have to be Irish to love freedom and I want to help those people who are being persecuted in Northern Ireland. There's no question that Catholics are being persecuted in Northern Ireland and we've got to come to their assistance. It is an outrage that American money would be spent on training British troops that will be used in persecuting Northern Ireland Catholics. That's an outrage that has got to be stopped."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: About 200 demonstrators from a group calling itself the "Aid to Northern Ireland Committee" took part in a protest near the United Nations on Saturday (24 February).

    They marched around Dag Hammarskjoeld Plaza, carrying placards and signs, and heard an address by a U.S. Congressman, Edward Koch.

    He said he backed the movement and deplored the training of British marines in the United States. They would later be used in Northern Ireland, he said.

    The leader of the Aid to Northern Ireland Committee, Michael Flanigan, charged the U.S. and Britain with "collaborating" by training Royal Marines at Campe le Jeune in North Carolina.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA89UYO9RT3LD6D0DILVXJSWCSO
    Media URN:
    VLVA89UYO9RT3LD6D0DILVXJSWCSO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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