• Short Summary

    There were more demonstrations in London today (Sunday) calling for the release of Miss Bernadette Devlin, the Member of Parliament from Northern Ireland who is serving a prison sentence for her part in last year's riots.

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    There were more demonstrations in London today (Sunday) calling for the release of Miss Bernadette Devlin, the Member of Parliament from Northern Ireland who is serving a prison sentence for her part in last year's riots. And in Northern Ireland itself, who thousand Protestants marched through the streets of the small town of Kilskeery, despite a ban on all parades imposed last week by the Northern Ireland Government.

    In London, the demonstrators marched peacefully through the streets from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. There, they were addressed by Mr. Tom McGurk, on behalf of the Irish Civil Rights Solidarity Campaign. He gave a warning that there would be more gas attacks like last week's incident in the House of Commons. That, he said was only the beginning. Another speaker had something to say about Miss Devlin herself:
    400 armed British troops and police watched the Protestant march in Kilskerry, but did not interfere. The local police superintendent said that as there was no band, and the marchers did not line up in order, he did not consider it a parade of the type the Northern Ireland Government had banned. But the leader of the march, the Rev. Ivan Foster, who is a Free Presbyterian minister, said that in his view it was a parade. "People will remember the day we broke the ban", he told the marchers. "We have proved that we are free men."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAEHY92UA1YYY0Z9OREFKI6BS3
    Media URN:
    VLVAAEHY92UA1YYY0Z9OREFKI6BS3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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