• Short Summary

    Troops of the British Army's peace-keeping force in Northern Ireland were under attack again today (Tuesday), following a week when they have been bombarded by local residents with all kinds of missiles from bricks to bullets.

  • Description

    Troops of the British Army's peace-keeping force in Northern Ireland were under attack again today (Tuesday), following a week when they have been bombarded by local residents with all kinds of missiles from bricks to bullets. This time dustbin lids were used against them by angry housewives after a block of flats was searched.

    The trouble started when soldiers searched a clock of flats predominantly occupied by Catholics in the Andersonstown district of Belfast. They were looking for weapons used against them in the past week, but found nothing. It was the second time the flats had been searched in recent days, and angry housewives rallied outside with their children, beating on dustbin lids with shovels end other implements.

    The army said it was acting on information received, and that the search was routine, not a part of any tougher measures that might be introduced following Prime Minister Chichester-Clark's visit to London yesterday (Monday).

    As soldiers emerged empty-handed from the flats, same of the women attacked with their dustbin lids. Result of the day's encounter was one soldier with a gashed head and several more suffering from bruises.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC2TAH7GA03TA8G8EFU8SX4T9V
    Media URN:
    VLVAC2TAH7GA03TA8G8EFU8SX4T9V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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