At least 14 people were killed, dozens more injured and hundreds of homes and businesses burned down on Monday(August 9) as Northern Ireland suffered one of the bloodiest days in its troubled history.
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TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 8): FAULKNER: "It is with understandable reluctance that one uses these exceptional powers. But the organisations concerned are those which have murdered in cold blood, created situations which have led to death or injury to people quite uninvolved in disorder, maimed numerous people, including young children, and put at risk the jobs and whole future of entire communities. I ask those who will quite sincerely consider the use of internment powers as evil to answer honestly this question: Is it more than evil to allow the perpetrators of these outrages to remain at liberty".
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Background: At least 14 people were killed, dozens more injured and hundreds of homes and businesses burned down on Monday(August 9) as Northern Ireland suffered one of the bloodiest days in its troubled history. The violence exploded into full fury after the Government of Northern Ireland announced its intention to introduce interment without trial as a means of crushing terrorists who have been stalking Belfast for months.
The announcement of the internment policy came from the Northern Ireland Prime Minister, Mr Brian Faulkner shortly after the round-up of more than three hundred people known, or suspected, of having connections with the Irish Republican Army.
All police leave has been cancelled, and to help the British Army, the four-thousand strong Ulster Defence Regiment has been called on duty.
All these latest moves have been accompanied by fresh rioting -- some of the worst in Northern Ireland in the last three years Mr Faulkner said internments had become necessary to preserve Northern Ireland from terrorism, the fear of the gunman and the nightly explosions.
On Monday night hundreds of Protestants -- and Catholics alike -- had fled their homes, many of which were ablaze, to escape to more secure parts of Belfast.
SYNOPSIS: Thousands of demonstrators rampaged through the streets of Belfast on Monday in some of the worst out-breaks of violence seen in the Northern Ireland capital for the last three years.
At least 14 people were reported killed, dozens more injured and hundreds of homes and businesses burned down.
The violence exploded into fell fury after the Government of Northern Ireland announced its intention to introduce internment ??? ??? as a means of crushing terrorists who have been stalking Belfast for months. The internment policy is aimed mainly at members of the Irish Republican Army. It was announced by Northern Ireland's prime minister Mr Brian Faulkner...
In Northern Ireland, all police leave has been cancelled, and to make the British Army, the four-thousand strong Ulster Defence Regiment has bean called on duty. Armoured vehicles have been called in to smash through barricades, and provide protection for troops.
British troops fired rubber bullets in a bid to disperse the stone and patrol bomb-throwing demonstrators. In Belfast's Ardoyne area, revs of houses were set on fire. Hundreds of residents fled the area with what possessions they could carry before the fire engulfed their homes.
By Monday night a pall of smoke hung over the embattled city st troops and police fought to contain the demonstrators and dampen the violence.