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    BELFAST RIOT POLICE, USING A HIGH-PRESSURE WATER HOSE, TODAY BROKE UP DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING AGAINST THE IMPRISONMENT OF THE REVEREND IAN PAISLEY, AND TWO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FREE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WHO WERE GAOLED ON WEDNESDAY (JULY 20TH) FOR THREE MONTHS FOR REFUSING TO SIGN A COURT ORDER TO KEEP THE PEACE.

  • Description

    BELFAST RIOT POLICE, USING A HIGH-PRESSURE WATER HOSE, TODAY BROKE UP DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING AGAINST THE IMPRISONMENT OF THE REVEREND IAN PAISLEY, AND TWO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FREE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WHO WERE GAOLED ON WEDNESDAY (JULY 20TH) FOR THREE MONTHS FOR REFUSING TO SIGN A COURT ORDER TO KEEP THE PEACE. THEY WERE FOUND GUILTY OF UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY.

    MR PAISLEY HAS BEEN BLAMED FOR HELPING TO WHIP UP RELIGIOUS TENSION BETWEEN TRADITIONALLY HOSTILE PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC FACTIONS IN NORTHERN IRELAND. DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS, BLOODY CLASHES AND STREET KILLINGS HAVE ALARMED THE GOVERNMENT.

    THE REV. PAISLEY, A 40 YEAR-OLD MILITANT LEADER OF NORTHERN IRELAND'S FREE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HAS LED SEVERAL RALLIES DURING THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

    LAST TUESDAY (JULY 19) BELFAST MAGISTRATES FINED HIM ?30 AND ORDERED HIM TO KEEP THE PEACE FOR TWO YEARS. HE WAS ARRESTED THE NEXT DAY AFTER DECLARING THAT HE WOULD RATHER GO TO GAOL THAN SIGN THE BOND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9IETH1E1J61Y8LP7P69NPQ1ER
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IETH1E1J61Y8LP7P69NPQ1ER
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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