• Short Summary

    A thirteen-day case-fire between the militant Provisional Wing of the irish Republican Army and British Army troops came to an abrupt end in Belfast, Northern ireland on Sunday (July 9) in a violent clash and shooting incident.

  • Description

    A thirteen-day case-fire between the militant Provisional Wing of the irish Republican Army and British Army troops came to an abrupt end in Belfast, Northern ireland on Sunday (July 9) in a violent clash and shooting incident. Shortly afterwards, the Provisional Wing issued a statement saying British 'occupation forces' had attacked Catholic crowds -- and both wings of the I.R.A. would resumed hostilities 'with the utmost ferocity'.

    A statement from the office of Mr. William Whitelaw, the British administrator in the Province, said the shooting incident was 'clearly set up by the I.R.A. to provide a justification for a sumption of terrorist activity'.

    The violence began when a group of Catholics tried to take homeless Catholic families and their furniture into employ houses in a predominantly Protestant housing estate on the edge of Belast. The estate borders a strongly Catholic, I.R.A.-controlled section of the city.

    The Protestants on the estate said they would not allow the Catholics, who had been forced out of another Protestant estate, to enter the neighbourhood. Troops moved in to keep the peace, and a clash developed between them and the Catholics as the Army put up barbed wire barricades to prevent the families going into the estate.

    After a thrifty-minute confrontation, in which the crowd threw missiles and the soldiers fired rubber bullets, the streets cleared and gunmen opened fire on British troops in the area.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4SG4YXX6B5PO700GRI4B59MW
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4SG4YXX6B5PO700GRI4B59MW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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