• Short Summary

    More than 3,000 workers from Belfast dockyards marched through the centre of the Northern Irish city on Friday (12 March) to press for tougher measures against the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and to express sympathy for three young British soldiers who were gunned down in a Belfast suburb on Wednesday (10 March) night.

  • Description

    1.
    Government building PAN TO LV Marchers
    0.08

    2.
    GV PAN Marchers
    0.18

    3.
    MV Women shouting at marchers.
    0.24

    4.
    MV Marcher interviewed (SOUND)
    0.46

    5.
    GTV Marchers (2 shots)
    0.56

    6.
    MV Entrance to Unionist Headquarters PAN TO marchers.
    1.02

    7.
    MV Marchers' representative speaks (SOUND)
    1.18

    8.
    MV & GV Marchers
    1.28


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 4): REPORTER: "Why are you marching today?"



    MARCHER: "Against the government--strongly protest about the law and order in this town."



    REPORTER: "Do you think internment would really help to solve...."



    MARCHER: "It would, it would. The security forces know the men in this town that has the guns and are using them and they an very easily go out and get them and put them where they belong."



    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 7): REPRESENTATIVE: "We must at this stage bring internment of the known leaders of the IRA. We believe it's approached the (INDISTINCT) and unless it's stopped now, (INDISTINCT). In the name of God and humanity we call on you to act now before it's too late."




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    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More than 3,000 workers from Belfast dockyards marched through the centre of the Northern Irish city on Friday (12 March) to press for tougher measures against the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and to express sympathy for three young British soldiers who were gunned down in a Belfast suburb on Wednesday (10 March) night. Catholics and Protestants took part. The killings appeared to mark a new phase in the IRA's battle to drive British troops out of Northern Ireland. But even many of the province's Catholic minority are believed to be out of sympathy with the latest developments in the campaign of violence.

    A reporter of the British Broadcasting Corporation interviewed one of the marchers.

    At the ruling Unionist Party headquarters in the city, a representative of the marchers pressed his fears upon the party secretary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD1KW5H915V4L19PVKUHWI4ZRF
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1KW5H915V4L19PVKUHWI4ZRF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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