Armagh March Meets Protest

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Armagh March Meets Protest

There was considerable tension in the lead-up to the civil rights protest, with shopkeepers boarding up their premises for fear of violence. The loyalist protesters took over the city centre, many of them carrying sticks and cudgels. There were a number of clashes with the police, and loyalists asked for cameramen to stop recording, attacking BBC and ITN television crews. The RUC kept a "no man's land" between the two set of demonstrators, and halted the civil rights march.

Presented here is the demonstration in Armagh and reaction to it.

The accompanying image shows a view of Armagh from 1 January 1970.
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Armagh March Meets Protest

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