• Short Summary

    Police and troops tightened their hold tonight (Sunday) on the riot-stricken city of Belfast following last night's violent clashes during which five people were shot dead and a further 200 injured.

  • Description

    1.
    LV and SV Firemen hosing burned out building.
    0.08

    2.
    SV Troops standing with armoured car
    0.11

    3.
    LV Troops on street corner.
    0.15

    4.
    SCU and SV Troops and armoured cars
    0.20

    5.
    CU Mr. Chichester-Clark
    1.50

    6.
    LV Rioters throwing stones at troops.
    1.55

    7.
    CU Soldier firing tear gas
    2.01

    8.
    LV Rioters.
    2.06

    9.
    LV Rioters in building
    2.11

    10.
    CU Soldier firing tear gas.
    2.14

    11.
    LV Rioters shielded by wall.
    2.19


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 5: CHICHESTER-CLARK: "The Government is determined that it should be brought under control very quickly otherwise the damage to Northern Ireland may well be irreparable. The following decisions have been taken, and will be implemented forthwith. Further contingents of troops to reinforce the army here are now on their way. The joint security committee has authorised a very firm statement that people using or carrying firearms in troubled areas are liable to be show without warning. In their own interests, people must observe strictly and co-operatively any instructions, directions or advice given by the army or the police, particularly for the dispersal of crowds. Above all, I would say to everyone, whatever the provocation, do not take the law into your own hands. In the activity of gunmen, the carefully planned fire-raising, there is clear evidence that there are people involved in this rioting who want to destroy Northern Ireland. Those who engage in counter-demonstration or retaliation and merely adding to the difficulties of the security authorities and playing into the hands of those who are attempting to overthrow the State.




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    Background: Police and troops tightened their hold tonight (Sunday) on the riot-stricken city of Belfast following last night's violent clashes during which five people were shot dead and a further 200 injured.

    British troop reinforcements have been pouring into Northern Ireland during the day, and army headquarters, in a get-tough policy, threatened that any civilians carrying firearms were liable to be shot without warning.

    Prime Minister Chichester-Clark, in a special television address, urged Protestants and Catholics to cease the feuding which flared up again yesterday (Saturday)following the imprisonment of Miss Bernadette Devlin for her p]art in the Londonderry rioting last year.

    The British Government today ordered in 350 extra troops to bolster the peace-keeping force of British troops in Northern Ireland to 7,500 men. At the same time, the Defence Minister announced acceleration of a plan to send in a further 300 soldiers during July.

    Tonight, clashes continued between rioters and troops despite the fact that public houses closed at 7 p.m., two hours earlier than usual.

    Mr Chichester-Clark, in his television speech, said that there were clear signs that the riots last night had been deliberately prepared beforehand by people who wished to destroy Northern Ireland:-

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1H8LTKPDSEI30V6DN6XLMN1JI
    Media URN:
    VLVA1H8LTKPDSEI30V6DN6XLMN1JI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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