Demonstrators, marching to the site of an internment camp in Northern Ireland, clashed violently with police on Saturday(22 Jan).
GV Demonstrators across meadows & hills(2 shots)
CU ZOOM OUT Demonstrators wade through water on beach(3 shots)
MV Soldiers & police behind wire
GV Demonstrators along beach
GV Police & troops confront marchers & rubber bullets fired(2 shots)
GV Fighting with soldiers & marchers man falls & dragged away by soldiers (3 shots)
GV Soldiers run along beach in front of camp
GV PAN Marchers near internment camp
HARRIS: "The cross-country route had been agreed with the army. But it was a tough route. One which tested the stamina and the determination of the demonstrators. There miles of the five-mile route took them along the water's edge, sometimes into water. The trouble began at Magilligan Strand when the demonstrators, singing as they went, linked arms and manoeuvred beyond one line of wire by taking advantage of low water. Police and soldiers, green-jackets, and men of the parachute regiment stood in their path. They fired rubber bullets, sometimes at point-blank range. (SOUND OF FIRING) The fighting that followed was dierce. Several soldiers and demonstrators were hurt. Their march had taken the demonstrators to within sight of the camp, though not right up to it. But the noise of the battle beyond the wire must have been heard clearly by the internees against whose detention the demonstration was staged."
Initials SGM/0130 SGM/0109
Telerecording - original colour on 1455/72 65ft
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Background: Demonstrators, marching to the site of an internment camp in Northern Ireland, clashed violently with police on Saturday(22 Jan). The demonstrators were protesting against the detention of internees at the Magilligan Camp- which is adjacent to a lake on the coast of Northern Ireland.
Police and soldiers stood in the path of the demonstrators - and fired rubber bullets into the crowd at point-blank range.