Full titles read: " Mr. Griffith in Sligo - Roads blocked. - Executive Forces occupy principal building - GHQ Troops guard the Meeting -."
Various shots of men pushing large branches into position to block the road. M/S of man in military uniform using axe, he smiles at camera. Various shots of men marching up and down in meeting house.
M/S of men (soldiers) on back of van carrying guns. M/S of large building. M/S of men smiling from open window with guns. Numerous shots of officials arriving for meeting, crowds begin to gather. M/S of man climbing out of car, (Mr Griffith ?) he raises his hat M/S of van blocking road, crowds of people. M/S of group of men looking at camera.
Amendment October 2011: A visitor to the site has written in with additional information. Mr Arthur Griffith appears wearing a hat and carrying a stick. Michael Collins is the next man to walk in. The man alighting from the carriage is not Griffith. Eamonn DeValera next walks through the crowd. This is footage from the run up to the general election in 1922.
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