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    IN A FURTHER MOVE TO QUIETEN THE MOST VOLATILE AREAS OF BELFAST, SIR ARTHUR YOUNG, NEWLY-APPOINTED INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF THE ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY, TODAY (SATURDAY) VISITED THE PROTESTANT SHANKILL ROAD AREA, SCENE OF THE RECENT VIOLENT RIOTS DURING WHICH THREE WERE SHOT DEAD AND OVER 60 INJURED.

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    IN A FURTHER MOVE TO QUIETEN THE MOST VOLATILE AREAS OF BELFAST, SIR ARTHUR YOUNG, NEWLY-APPOINTED INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF THE ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY, TODAY (SATURDAY) VISITED THE PROTESTANT SHANKILL ROAD AREA, SCENE OF THE RECENT VIOLENT RIOTS DURING WHICH THREE WERE SHOT DEAD AND OVER 60 INJURED.

    YESTERDAY SIR ARTHUR CALLED IN ON A MAJOR CATHOLIC TROUBLE ZONE, THE FALLS ROAD AREA, SCENE OF HEAVY DISTURBANCES TWO MONTHS AGO.

    SIR ARTHUR'S RECEPTION WAS GENERALLY WARM AS HE TOURED THE SHANKILL ROAD AREA, WHERE A FEW DAYS EARLIER THE AIR HAD BEEN THICK WITH BULLETS AS PROTESTANT RIOTERS AND BRITISH TROOPS FOUGHT A PITCHED GUN BATTLE.

    THE R.U.C.'S TOUGH NEW CHIEF TOLD THE PEOPLE HE SPOKE TO THAT HE WAS THERE TO HELP THEM IF THEY IN TURN WOULD CO-OPERATE BY KEEPING THE PEACE.

    TONIGHT IN BELFAST THE BAN ON THE SALE OF LIQUOR BEGAN FOR THE SECOND NIGHT RUNNING IN AN ATTEMPT TO CUT DOWN ON THE CHANCE OF FURTHER LATE-NIGHT DISTURBANCES. AT 7 P.M. THE BEER AND SPIRITS STOPPED FLOWING IN THE PUBS AS THE CURFEW WAS OBSERVED.

    ALTHOUGH MANY PUBLICANS REPORTED THEIR CUSTOMERS DRINKING TWICE AS MUCH AS NORMAL TO BEAT THE BAN, SO FAR IT'S BEEN ALL QUIET IN ALL BELFAST'S TROUBLE ZONES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVASOYPK0WXP12LB5SDMPZVFHI4
    Media URN:
    VLVASOYPK0WXP12LB5SDMPZVFHI4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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