• Short Summary

    IN BELFAST TODAY (SUNDAY) EIGHT THOUSAND PEOPLE TOOK PART IN TWO BIG PARADES - ONE TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EASTER UPRISING IN DUBLIN, AND THE OTHER A COUNTER-PARADE BY EXTREME PROTESTANT ELEMENTS.

  • Description

    1.
    SV BAND TOWARDS CAMERA (3 SHOTS)
    0.10

    2.
    SV ONLOOKERS
    0.13

    3.
    SV MAN CARRIES PLACARD
    0.19

    4.
    LV PEOPLE AT WINDOWS
    0.22

    5.
    SV MEN MARCH PAST
    0.31

    6.
    LV PORTRAITS OF IRISH HEROES CARRIED
    0.37

    7.
    LV SCUFFLE IN CROWD
    0.41

    8.
    LV WOMEN ESCORTED
    0.52

    9.
    SV NELSON'S HEAD UNCOVERED
    0.58

    10.
    CU HEAD (2 SHOTS)
    1.07

    11.
    SV OWNER OF HEAD
    1.19



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN BELFAST TODAY (SUNDAY) EIGHT THOUSAND PEOPLE TOOK PART IN TWO BIG PARADES - ONE TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EASTER UPRISING IN DUBLIN, AND THE OTHER A COUNTER-PARADE BY EXTREME PROTESTANT ELEMENTS.

    STRINGENT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE IMPLEMENTED IN CASE THERE WERE SERIOUS CLASHES BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS, BUT THERE WERE ONLY MINOR DISTURBANCES.

    THE PARADE CELEBRATING THE EASTER REBELLION WAS HELD IN AN AREA OF BELFAST LARGELY POPULATED BY ROMAN CATHOLICS AND PRO-REPUBLICANS. THE COUNTER RALLY WAS HELD ONLY A FEW STREETS AWAY. AUTHORITIES HAD FEARED UGLY SCENES MIGHT RESULT IF SUPPORTERS OF THE TWO PARADES MET.

    THE MOST SERIOUS INCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN THREE YOUNG WOMEN WEARING REPUBLICAN EMBLEMS RAN OUT IN FRONT OF THE PROTESTANT MARCHERS. THE WOMEN WERE CHASED BY A CROWD OF THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE, AND TOOK SHELTER IN A HOUSE. A NUMBER OF WINDOWS IN THE HOUSE WERE BROKEN AND SCUFFLES BROKE OUT IN THE CROWD.

    POLICE ESCORTED TWO OF THE WOMEN FROM THE HOUSE.

    AT THE SAME TIME, A NEW IRISH DISPUTE CAME TO LIGHT IN LONDON - INVOLVING THE HEAD FROM NELSON'S PILLAR, IN DUBLIN. THE PILLAR WAS DESTROYED IN AN EXPLOSION LAST MONTH.

    WHAT IS CLAIMED TO BE THE ORIGINAL HEAD WAS ON VIEW OUTSIDE A LONDON ANTIQUE STORE TODAY. ITS OWNER, MR. BENNY GRAY, SAYS HE BOUGHT THE HEAD IN DUBLIN. HE'S CONVINCED IT'S AUTHENTIC DESPITE COUNTER CLAIMS BY A LONDON PUBLICAN THAT HE HAS BOUGHT THE HEAD AND HAS IT HIDDEN IN IRELAND WHILE AWAITING AN EXPORT LICENSE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAYKIYKQJQKEBZDEAH2YLQ0SZY
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYKIYKQJQKEBZDEAH2YLQ0SZY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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