The Northern Ireland capital, Belfast, remained tense today (Monday) following the rioting and arson over the weekend.
LV and CU Ulster volunteer force make roadside check
GV exterior Grosvenor Hall in Belfast.
CU SIGN "Overcome evil with good"
GV INT refugees in hall with temporary beds
CU Refugee children with mothers (5 shots)
TV and CU Refugee children in dining hall.
CU Child put on bed
CU Dejected looking man
SV and CU Child asleep in bed.
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Background: The Northern Ireland capital, Belfast, remained tense today (Monday) following the rioting and arson over the weekend. British troops, shortly to be reinforced by a further 3,5000 men, were still engaged in sporadic street battles as they guarded streets dividing the Protestant and Catholic areas. Meanwhile, members of the Ulster Volunteer Force who replaced the disbanded "B" Specials, were checking traffic in and out of the city.
The violence of the past few days was again tragically reflected as refugee families of both religions left their homes to seek protection in hastily set-up hostels and centres. Emergency bedding and food supplies were sufficient for the present, but many families are now living in great discomfort-often through no fault of their own.
The refugees shown in this film are all Catholic families-mainly from the Ballymurphy Estate, one of the centres of the weekend rioting. But Protestant families, too, are moving out of the worst affected areas.
British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling is due to arrive in the province tomorrow (Tuesday) to discuses ways of defusing a situation which promises even more violence. The traditional season of Protestant parade is approaching, and these are expected to touch off counter-demonstrations by the Catholics, who form one third of the population.
Observers believe that unless an affective truce is reaching soon, Northern Ireland could laps into an unremitting period of civil strife. The big flash point could come with the Orange Day climax of the Protestant celebrations-only a fortnight away.