In Northern Ireland, ten men have appeared in court following rioting in Lurgan. Only one?
In Northern Ireland, ten men have appeared in court following rioting in Lurgan. Only one was allowed bail. The detentions followed a night of violence in Lurgan late Saturday night (24 july). There was also trouble in Londonderry. The disturbances blew up after a small boy was killed in an accident involving an army truck. The crowd in Londonderry dispersed after setting fire to the lorry. On Sunday, troops stood guard as a parade of apprentice boys marched through the streets. There were no incidents.
The rioting in Lurgan lasted until the early hours of Sunday morning. Troops finally managed to clear the area, but not until a number of petrol bombs had been thrown.
SYNOPSIS: Violence again erupted in Northern Ireland on Saturday night. This time it was in Lurgan. Rioters attacked army troops with rocks and petrol bombs, but the troops were finally able to clear the area.
The disturbance blew up after a small boy was killed in an accident involving an army truck in Londonderry. There demonstrators set fire to the lorry, before being dispersed.
On Sunday morning troops were on guard in the streets, to prevent any further violence. A parade of apprentice boys, later in the day, passed without incident. Northern Ireland's Prime Minister, Brian Faulkner, warned on Saturday night that guerrillas would be sought out, harried, and brought to justice. His speech followed the big comb-out by Northern Ireland security forces on Friday, in which hundreds of homes were searched. Three men were detained as a result of the search.