• Short Summary

    STRONG REINFORCEMENTS OF BRITISH "RED BERET" PARATROOPERS FLEW TO NORTHERN IRELAND TODAY (SUNDAY) FOLLOWING A FIERCE NIGHT OF RIOTING IN BELFAST'S SHANKILL ROAD DISTRICT, DURING WHICH THREE PEOPLE WERE SHOT DEAD AND 64 MORE INJURED.

  • Description

    STRONG REINFORCEMENTS OF BRITISH "RED BERET" PARATROOPERS FLEW TO NORTHERN IRELAND TODAY (SUNDAY) FOLLOWING A FIERCE NIGHT OF RIOTING IN BELFAST'S SHANKILL ROAD DISTRICT, DURING WHICH THREE PEOPLE WERE SHOT DEAD AND 64 MORE INJURED.

    LAST NIGHT, DURING THE BATTLE OF SHANKILL ROAD, BRITISH TROOPS OPENED FIRE ON PROTESTANT RIOTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THEY TOOK OVER PEACE-KEEPING DUTIES TWO MONTHS AGO. TODAY, AS AN UNEASY CALM CAME TO THE SHANKILL ROAD AREA, SOLDIERS PATROLLED WITH THE ORDERS "SHOOT TO KILL".

    BUT SNIPER GUNFIRE IN THE DAYLIGHT HOURS HAS BEEN SPASMODIC; THE MILITANTS' MAIN WEAPONS TODAY HAVE BEEN CATAPULTS, ROCK AND BOTTLES.

    THE RIOTS ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SPARKED OFF BY THE RECENT MOVE TO COMPLETELY DISARM THE REGULAR POLICE FORCE; PROTESTANTS ARE CLAIMING THIS IS A SELL-OUT TO THE CATHOLICS.

    TONIGHT, THOUGH, THE STRENGTHENED BRITISH TROOP FORCE IN BELFAST IS TAKING NO CHANCES ON A SECOND NIGHT'S BATTLE. HOUSES IN THE TROUBLE AREA ARE BEING SEARCHED THOROUGHLY FOR ARMS, AND TROUBLEMAKERS ARE BEING ARRESTED OUTRIGHT.

    OFFICERS HAVE TOLD THEIR MEN: IF YOU ARE FIRED UPON, SHOOT BACK....TO KILL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAM3CJLJEN7411EANDBWUKPBZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAM3CJLJEN7411EANDBWUKPBZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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