• Short Summary

    IN NORTHERN IRELAND'S WORST NIGHT OF RIOTING DURING A YEAR OF RELIGIOUS UNREST, LONDONDERRY POLICE USED TEAR GAS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO DISPERSE GANGS HURLING PETROL BOMBS.

  • Description

    IN NORTHERN IRELAND'S WORST NIGHT OF RIOTING DURING A YEAR OF RELIGIOUS UNREST, LONDONDERRY POLICE USED TEAR GAS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO DISPERSE GANGS HURLING PETROL BOMBS. AT DAWN, BUILDINGS STILL BLAZED AFTER A NIGHT OF PROTESTANT-CATHOLIC VIOLENCE.

    ONE YOUTH WAS SHOT IN THE SHOULDER AS STEEL-HELMETED RIOT POLICE BATTLED TO CONTROL THE CROWDS. BUT THE POLICE LATER SAID THAT THE WOUNDED MAN, 20-YEAR-OLD JOHN CAMPBELL, WAS NOT SERIOUSLY HURT.

    THREE POLICEMEN WERE SET ALIGHT BY PETROL BOMBS. TWO OF THEM WERE BEING TREATED IN HOSPITAL FOR PETROL BURNS.

    ALTOGETHER, MORE THAN 140 PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN THE RIOTING. AT LEAST 90 OF THEM WERE POLICEMEN, 12 OF WHOM WERE DETAINED IN HOSPITAL.

    THE POLICE SAID THAT THERE HAD BEEN AT LEAST SIX ARRESTS.

    WHILE SHOPS AND HOUSES BURNED, AN ARMY SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED THAT ABOUT 300 BRITISH INFANTRYMEN STATIONED IN ULSTER HAD BEEN MOVED TO THE SEA EAGLE NAVAL BASE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF LONDONDERRY. THE MOVE WAS DESCRIBED BY BRITAIN'S NORTHERN IRELAND ARMY COMMAND AS "A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE".

    EARLY TODAY, THE NORTHERN IRELAND GOVERNMENT BANNED ALL PARADES AND DEMONSTRATIONS UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH -- WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE MEETINGS ORGANISED BY THE SALVATION ARMY.

    THE NIGHT OF RIOTING FOLLOWED A TRADITIONAL PROTESTANT PARADE THROUGH PREDOMINANTLY CATHOLIC LONDONDERRY. THE MARCH, BY THE APPRENTICE BOYS OF DERRY, IS AN ANNUAL EVENT COMMEMORATING THE DEFEAT OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC KING JAMES THE SECOND AT THE GATES OF THE CITY.

    THE PROCESSION BEGAN PEACEFULLY, BUT WAS INTERRUPTED BY STONE-THROWING YOUTHS NEAR THE CATHOLIC BOGSIDE DISTRICT OF THE CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAXAYHL73MYU1A8A9R0E9QEJP7
    Media URN:
    VLVAXAYHL73MYU1A8A9R0E9QEJP7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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