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GV TILT DOWN burning building
SV PAN firemen and troops at blaze
GV Crowds and firemen around burning shops (2 shots)
SV PAN damaged shop window
DAY - GV firemen play hoses on damaged factory (2 shots)
GV and SV soldier and firemen amid rubble, debris (2 shots)
GV & SV PAN damaged factory (2 shots)
SV PAN workers across factory ground
The Lord Mayor called on Mr. Whitelaw to have law and order restored in all areas before there was a state of complete anarchy. The troubles in East Belfast where shops were set alight and looted were again the work of the Tartan gangs. Protestant youths who for the past few nights have been wracking and rioting in this Protestant part of the city. There had been a warning call about a bomb in a canteen, but that wasn't where the explosions came. Instead the worst of them blasted the polyester plant - a new twelve-million pound development And there, workers struggled to rescue their trapped colleagues. The bombs were planted by someone with detailed knowledge of the factory. But some workers - angered by the tragedy - were also blaming Government policy for allowing this kind of thing to happen.
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Telerecording shows scenes of the Tartan gangs' destruction - Sunday night footage - and damage at the Courtauld factory Monday.
The telerecording is accompanied by a BBC sound commentary. An alternative, written commentary, is also provided.
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