• Short Summary

    Thousands of Roman Catholic women marched into the Falls Road ghetto area of West Belfast on Sunday (5 July) as the British army relaxed a curfew imposed on Friday night after rioting erupted.

  • Description

    Thousands of Roman Catholic women marched into the Falls Road ghetto area of West Belfast on Sunday (5 July) as the British army relaxed a curfew imposed on Friday night after rioting erupted. They carried milk, break and other food to make sure that the families in the restricted area had enough to eat.

    The Army relaxed the curfew early in the morning to allow people to go the church. Later a spokesman said it would be lifted indefinitely unless more trouble broke out. But the neighbourhood of shabby narrow streets remained heavily sealed off with barbed wire barricades maned by armed soldiers. Residents wanting to leave the district had to go through one of five checkpoints.

    Soon after the restrictions were lifted angry knots of men and women gathered in the streets. Touring newsmen were told that troops had smashed in doors and furniture and bullied residents in the searches for arms.

    Throughout the area, bitterness appeared to be running high and although a tense peace has returned to Belfast there are fears of more violence as militant protestants push ahead with plans for marches and parades celebrating ancient victories over the Catholics.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5OKHF21P7MSNO7F0VZZXTWSA
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5OKHF21P7MSNO7F0VZZXTWSA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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