• Short Summary

    WILDLY CHEERING PROTESTANTS CARRIED THEIR MILITANT ANTI-CATHOLIC CLERIC IAN PAISLEY SHOULDER-HIGH IN AN ESTIMATED SIX-THOUSAND STRONG DEMONSTRATION MARCH IN BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, TODAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    WILDLY CHEERING PROTESTANTS CARRIED THEIR MILITANT ANTI-CATHOLIC CLERIC IAN PAISLEY SHOULDER-HIGH IN AN ESTIMATED SIX-THOUSAND STRONG DEMONSTRATION MARCH IN BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, TODAY (SATURDAY).

    SEVERAL HUNDRED POLICE WERE ON DUTY ALONG THE NILE AND A QUARTER (2 KMS) MARCH ROUTE FROM THE PROTESTANT SHANKILL ROAD AREA TO THE ULSTER HALL IN THE CITY CENTRE, BUT THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS. MR. PAISLEY SPOKE TO HIS SUPPORTERS IN THE HALL, BUT THERE WERE MORE WHO HAD TO REMAIN OUTSIDE BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ROOM.

    REVEREND PAISLEY, ON BAIL FROM A THREE-MONTH JAIL SENTENCE FOR TAKING PART IN AN UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY, LED THE MARCH WAVING A BANDAGED HAND. IT HAS BEEN CUT IN A STRUGGLE WHEN POLICE CAME TO HIS HOME TO ARREST HIM A FEW DAYS AGO. MR. PAISLEY WAS ARRESTED LATER AT A HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS HAVING THE HAND TREATED.

    MANY OF THE CROWD CHANTED "O'NEILL OUT, O'NEILL OUT", REFERRING TO MODERATE PRIME MINISTER TERENCE O'NEILL, WHOSE UNIONIST GOVERNMENT IS FIGHTING FOR ITS LIFE. CAPTAIN O'NEILL HAS URGED A BETTER DEAL FOR THE CATHOLIC MINORITY IN NORTHERN IRELAND.

    MR. PAISLEY AND HIS SUPPORTERS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE O'NEILL GOVERNMENT IN GENERAL AND THE TREATMENT OF HIM AND HIS ASSOCIATE, MAJOR RONALD BUNTING, AT THE HANDS OF THE POLICE. MAJOR BUNTING WAS ALSO ARRESTED ON A SIMILAR CHARGE TO MR. PAISLEY'S BUT WAS SENTENCED TO AN EXTRA MONTH FOR OBSTRUCTING THE POLICE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YZW65UK4ABEMTUDP9TDAV3S7
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YZW65UK4ABEMTUDP9TDAV3S7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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