In Belfast on Saturday (October 23) violence flared in the wake of a shooting in which British army troops killed two women.
GV's buses burning in Belfast street (2 shots)
MV PAN..injured man being carried on stretcher
GV PAN..Crowd stand in street where shooting took place
SV Damaged car
CU Car's shot-out rear window
CU Officer in charge speaking
CU Man who claimed to be car driver listens to reporter's question
CU Still photograph of dead woman, Mrs. Mary Meehan (2 shots)
GV & SCU's two shrines in road, marking place where the two women died
SEQ. 6: ARMY OFFICER IN CHARGE: "The driver didn't stop. He swung left into Cape Street, the street in which we were operating; very nearly ran the platoon commander over; and sped down the road -- which is about a hundred yards long and had parked armoured vehicles and civilians in, narrowly missing a number of riflemen on the way -- and then shot up a gap at the top between another vehicle which was blocking its way, and the edge of the end of line of houses. And as they left, somebody smashed the back window of the car, and fired two shots at my riflemen. My riflemen replied, firing nine shots. The car then went out of control, and went into a wall".
SEQ. 7: REPORTER TO CAR DRIVER: "The army say that two shots were fired after the rear window of your car had been broken by someone in the car."
DRIVER: "Well, the only ones in the car were the three women. Well, two of us are dead now. One has disappeared, under military control or police headquarters or something."
REPORTER: "She's in hospital".
DRIVER: "She was, and disappeared from it. The army say there were shots fired from it. They also say there were nail bombs thrown from the car....."
REPORTER: "Were there any guns, any gelignite, any bombs or weapons of any sort in your car?"
DRIVER: "Nothing what-so-ever."
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Background: In Belfast on Saturday (October 23) violence flared in the wake of a shooting in which British army troops killed two women. Buses were burnt and a bystander was seriously injured when terrorists ambushed two army vehicles. The violence flared in a bitter controversy over the killing of the two women -- which the army claimed was in self-defence, contrary to alleged eye-witness accounts. From Belfast, a wrap-up of the incidents, including interviews with an army officer and the driver of the car in which the two women were shot.