• Short Summary

    Renewed rioting broke out in Belfast, Northern Ireland tonight (Tuesday) for the sixth consecutive night, as about 100 youths in a Catholic area attacked British troops.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Line of troops in Ballymurphy street
    0.05

    2.
    SV Troops fire tear gas containers
    0.11

    3.
    SV Pan troops charge
    0.14

    4.
    GV Zoom in troops chase demonstrators
    0.21

    5.
    SV Line of troops across road
    0.24

    6.
    SCU Damaged windscreen of army vehicle
    0.27

    7.
    SV & CU Troops in position in street (2 shots)
    0.38

    8.
    CU Army spokesman answering questions about tactics
    1.05

    9.
    GV Field hospital with wounded soldiers (2 shots)
    1.17

    10.
    SV & CU Children and old people brought to safety in church hall (3 shots)
    1.28


    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 8)



    ARMY SPOKESMAN: "Well, we've always been very loath to -- sort of -- infringe on people's privacy, and really, it's the sort of last resort, going on to these balconies, because I don't think we could have achieved what we have done without going on to them."



    INTERVIEWER: "What was their reaction when you go there? You were actually inside their stronghold as it were."



    SPOKESMAN: "I think they were rather frightened of us, and they ran away and quite a lot of them went into the flats themselves."




    Initials DHC/BOB/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Renewed rioting broke out in Belfast, Northern Ireland tonight (Tuesday) for the sixth consecutive night, as about 100 youths in a Catholic area attacked British troops. The rioting occurred in the Ballymurphy area, where soldiers used CS tear gas and faced a hail of paving stones from rioters during last night's disturbances. In last night's fighting ten soldiers were injured by flying stones and bottles.

    The violence resumed last night after the funeral of a Catholic teenage rioter, shot dead last Friday by an army marksman. The attacks began in Ballymurphy but soon spread to the other main Catholic areas of Andersonstown, New Lodge Road, Springfield and Falls Road.

    The tear gas was used as soldiers charged repeatedly at about 150 demonstrators. But in another area soldiers ended rioting when they drove straight in and seized a block of flats. A British Army Captain was asked why these tactics had not been used before.

    Temporary field hospitals were set up to care for soldiers wounded during the rioting, and the rioters set up their own refugee stations for women and young children.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2IEAXIA1HBDJIRA8X4V8KXLEG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IEAXIA1HBDJIRA8X4V8KXLEG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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