About 40 protestors held a demonstration outside the office of the British Consul in New York on Thursday (12 August).
About 40 protestors held a demonstration outside the office of the British Consul in New York on Thursday (12 August). The demonstrators picketed the building and distributed leaflets to passers-by calling for moral and financial support for the National Association For Irish Freedom. During the demonstration, three protestors staged a sit-in in the 11th floor office where the Consulate is located.
SYNOPSIS: The current troubles which have been wrecking Northern Ireland in the past days, were reflected in New York City on Thursday at the offices of the British Consulate in central Manhattan. Some 40 demonstrators staged a march in front of the building to protest British policy in the strife-ridden province. The demonstrators, supporters of the Irish Republican Army, picketed the building an called upon the public for moral and financial support for the National Association for Irish Freedom. there have been other demonstrations at the British Consul in New York and other British offices elsewhere in the United States.
They handed out leaflets denouncing what they called the British and Ulster Governments' "Hitlerite" actions in Northern Ireland.
Later, some demonstrators staged a sit-in at the Consulate's 11th floor offices. There were three arrests.
There was another protest on Friday. The building houses a number of British Government offices.