• Short Summary

    British troops surrounded the Northern Ireland border town of Newry today (Friday), sealing it off in an effort to prevent the outlawed Irish Republican Army smuggling in men and guns.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Irish customs post with cars crossing border
    0.10

    2.
    CU Irish Republic customs officer
    0.11

    3.
    SV More cars pass customs past
    0.19

    4.
    SV British troops stop cars & search at Newry
    0.37

    5.
    SV People through Newry streets
    0.42

    6.
    SV EXT. Burnt building
    0.48

    7.
    SV British armoured cars along street
    0.56

    8.
    SV Workmen covering windows of public library
    1.10

    9.
    CU Civil Rights leader speaking
    1.28


    IN:"The British..."



    OUT:"...rule us".


    10.
    SV PAN Police outside stere in Newry (Woolworths)
    1.31

    11.
    SV Shop assistant during bomb scare (2 shots)
    1.38

    12.
    SV Policemen hand case over to girl PAN crowd laughing
    1.52


    CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER:



    If the British Army can conduct themselves in Newry on Sunday-- and don't repeat their performance in Derry last Sunday-- then there will be peace in Newry this Sunday.



    QUESTION: Why have you decided to go ahead with the march in spite of what happened in Londonderry?



    LEADER: Well, you have got to realise first of all that the march is banned by the Northern Ireland government. We reject the right of that government to rule us.



    As an indication of the tension in Newry, our coverage includes a bomb scare at the town's biggest store late Friday afternoon. The store was evacuated when people became suspicious of a package. It turned out to a schoolgirl's briefcase.




    Initials SGM/0320 SGM/0300



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: British troops surrounded the Northern Ireland border town of Newry today (Friday), sealing it off in an effort to prevent the outlawed Irish Republican Army smuggling in men and guns. A large-scale Civil Rights parade is planned for the town on Sunday, and the authorities are taking advanced precautions to prevent a repeat of the bloodbath in Londonderry last week.

    However, just five miles away at the border with the Irish Republic, traffic was flowing freely past the customs posts. Officials made no effort to check for weapons.

    Despite last minute appeals from the Prime Ministers of Britain and Northern Ireland for Sunday's march to be called off, Civil Rights loaders were determined to renew their defiance of the Ulster government's ban on parades. One of the organisers was asked whether the march would cause a new outbreak of violence:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9X0KRX50J3OKXX8YZSV9FU0A
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9X0KRX50J3OKXX8YZSV9FU0A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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