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    BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

    The death of hunger striker Bobby Sands in the early hours of this morning (5/5) provoked waves of rioting in Republican areas of Belfast.

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    Night shots: military vehicles and troops in Belfast streets, fires burning. Fire engines arriving, firemen fighting fires.
    Day shots: burnt out vehicles and buildings.
    Troops patrolling streets.
    Smouldering vehicles.
    Army bulldozer clearing debris.
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    Background: BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

    The death of hunger striker Bobby Sands in the early hours of this morning (5/5) provoked waves of rioting in Republican areas of Belfast. Troops and police were pelted with petrol bombs, and fired plastic bullets in return. Barricades went up, and vehicles and buildings were set on fire. The rioting began minutes after Bobby Sands' death, at about 0100gmt, and continued until dawn. Twenty one people were injured, four of them seriously. After dawn, the city quietened down, and troops in fortified construction vehicles removed the barricades.

    Source: B.B.C. 1" VIDEO TAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4MJRWUFAYIMZOKULB0YSGWYCD
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MJRWUFAYIMZOKULB0YSGWYCD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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