• Short Summary

    THE GOVERNMENT OF NORTHERN IRELAND TODAY (WEDNESDAY) HELD AN EMERGENCY MEETING AS VIOLENCE CONTINUED IN LONDONDERRY, THE PROVINCE'S SECOND CITY.

  • Description

    THE GOVERNMENT OF NORTHERN IRELAND TODAY (WEDNESDAY) HELD AN EMERGENCY MEETING AS VIOLENCE CONTINUED IN LONDONDERRY, THE PROVINCE'S SECOND CITY. FIGHTING BETWEEN POLICE AND ROMAN CATHOLICS HAS CONTINUED UNABATED SINCE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, WITH REPORTS OF UP TO 300 PEOPLE BEING INJURED.

    AS POLICE AND THE RIOTERS FOUGHT PITCHED BATTLES IN THE STREETS OF BOGSIDE, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC SECTION OF THE CITY, NORTHERN IRELAND'S PRIME MINISTERS, MR. JAMES CHICHESTER-CLARK RECALLED PARLIAMENT FROM RECESS FOR AN EMERGENCY DEBATE ON THE CRISIS.

    THE FIGHTING BROKE OUT YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WHEN BOGSIDERS ATTACKED A PROTESTANT PARADE THROUGH LONDONDERRY COMMEMORATING THE LIFTING OF A CATHOLIC SIEGE 280 YEARS AGO.

    POLICE SEALD OFF THE STREETS AS THE RESIDENTS BUILT BARRICADES AND STOCKED UP ON PETROL BOMBS.

    BARRAGES OF PETROL BOMBS AND STONES RAINED ON POLICE AS THEY REPLIED WITH TEARGAS CANISTERS--THE FIRST TIME TEARGAS HAS BEEN USED IN A BRITISH RIOT.

    FIREMEN RAN THE GAUNTLET OF MISSILES AS THEY FOUGHT THEIR WAY TO THE MANY FIRES THAT SPRANG UP.

    TWO FRONT-LINE HOSPITALS TREATED A STREAM OF CASUALTIES ALL DAY, MANY OF THEM SUFFERING FROM THE EFFECTS OF TEARGAS. MORE THAN 100 POLICE HAVE SO FAR BEEN INJURED.

    ABOUT 300 BRITISH TROOPS ARE STANDING BY ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY IN CASE THE REINFORCED RIOT POLICE ARE OVERWHELMED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABPYTIW2KU6WG6DF8RX950E3QH
    Media URN:
    VLVABPYTIW2KU6WG6DF8RX950E3QH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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