Night of Violence in Ardoyne

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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RTÉ News reports on the damage done to property around Brookfield Street in Belfast.

  • Title
    British Troops in Ardoyne
  • 1st Broadcast
    17/08/1969
  • Contributor
    Barry Linnane (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:11
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Night of Violence in Ardoyne
  • Extended description

    RTÉ News reports on the damage done to property around Brookfield Street in Belfast.

    Soldiers are pictured patrolling barbed-wire barricades while other troops destroy petrol bombs by emptying the petrol on to the street and smashing the bottles. The streets are deserted of civilians and the buildings destroyed. Brookfield Street appears completely abandoned.

    Reporter, Barry Linnane talks to a resident of the Ardoyne following violent clashes between Catholics and Protestants. The resident says that all they had to protect themselves from attacks by the Paisleyites were stones and a couple of petrol bombs. He describes how he witnessed one man being blinded and another being shot in the legs.

    According to the resident, about 300 people have been evacuated from this area, which was mixed between Protestants and Catholics. The resident, who is a Catholic, describes how he never had any trouble with his Protestant neighbours. It was the RUC that he and his fellow Catholics had a problem with.

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports by from the Ardoyne area of Belfast following another night of violence broadcast on 17 August 1969.

    This clip is partially mute.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, August 1969, Ardoyne, Belfast, Brookfield Street, British Soldiers, Barry Linnane, Catholics, Protestants, Petrol Bombs, RUC, British Army
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N3603/0069F
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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