• Short Summary

    The arrest of civil rights leader Bernadette Devlin has sparked off serious religious rioting in the two Northern Ireland cities of Belfast and Londonderry.

    23-year-old Miss Devlin, Britain's youngest member of Parliament, was ordered off to jail today (June 26) after losing a court appeal.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Devlin walking, followed by reporters
    0.05

    2.
    SV Crowd
    0.10

    3.
    SCU Devlin (SOUND ON FILM)
    1.25

    4.
    SCU Boys looking out of window ZOOM OUT to GV crowds around Devlin (2 shots)
    1.33

    5.
    GV Devlin drives away in car
    1.41


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 3): DEVLIN: Well the decision has been taken, it wasn't my decision. There's not much I can do about it.



    INTERVIEWER: Bernadette why have you decided to surrender. Why not wait and let them get you?



    DEVLIN: Because if I've got to do six months if I start it today or today earlier I'll be out and I've got a lot of work to do and I can't afford to hang around waiting until the law decides it's ready to implement its decisions.



    INTERVIEWER: What are you doing to do in prison, you've got six months.



    DEVLIN: Ah, well, I'm not quite sure as to my legal position as a Member of Parliament in prison. How much of my work I can carry on I'll do a lot of reading.



    INTERVIEWER: We earlier on asked you in the Hubbub would you do it again and I didn't hear your answer. Would you do it again?



    DEVLIN: I would do it again if the same circumstances were there. I did it because it was necessary and I think I was justified in doing it and would therefore find it necessary to do it again.



    INTERVIEWER: Are you against any demonstrations against the sentence? or the confirmation of it.



    DEVLIN: As I say the sentence, the whole affair, the whole system in Northern Ireland which produced the ??? and the situation in the Bogside which produced this case is none of my making and none of the making of the people of Northern Ireland.




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    Background: The arrest of civil rights leader Bernadette Devlin has sparked off serious religious rioting in the two Northern Ireland cities of Belfast and Londonderry.

    23-year-old Miss Devlin, Britain's youngest member of Parliament, was ordered off to jail today (June 26) after losing a court appeal.

    Miss Devlin has been sentences to six months for her part in the riots in Londonderry last year.

    At least 12 British soldiers were injured when caught in a crossfire of patrol bombs and stones between Catholic and Protestant factions in Londonderry following news of Miss Devlin's arrest. In the capital of Belfast troops fired tear gas to break up clashes after a parade of 1 1/2-thousand Orangemen marched through the streets.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASQ5GP70GFJAZ8LV7EDNJ5039
    Media URN:
    VLVAASQ5GP70GFJAZ8LV7EDNJ5039
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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