• Short Summary

    Militant protestant leaders launched what they called a new 'United Loyalist Action Group' on Wednesday (21 March) to fight Britain's plans for sweeping reforms of Government in Northern Ireland.

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    Militant protestant leaders launched what they called a new 'United Loyalist Action Group' on Wednesday (21 March) to fight Britain's plans for sweeping reforms of Government in Northern Ireland.

    They met for four hours in Belfast to work out a common line, and representatives of both political and para-military Protestant groups rejected the proposals set out in Tuesday's (20 March) British Government White Paper (official document). They said it was completely unacceptable to the people of Northern Ireland.

    The two men who called the meeting were reverend Ian Paisley and Captain Laurence Orr of the former ruling unionist Party. They said they planned to use all democratic means to torpedo the White Paper.

    Also at the meeting was Mr. William Craig, the former Northern Ireland Home Affairs Minister, and chairman of the Protestant Vanguard Movement. He told newsmen that while the parliamentary battle was being waged, appropriate backing-up action would be taken on the ground in Northern Ireland. He did not elaborate.

    The following is a transcript of the brief news conference with Mr. Paisley and Mr. Craig.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABRL1NL8G0NBAJUE7V37FDBBB9
    Media URN:
    VLVABRL1NL8G0NBAJUE7V37FDBBB9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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