British troops surround school dance and a young man is shot as he makes his way home.
On Halloween night, a dance was held at St Peter's School in Brittain's Parade. The event was held to raise money for the dependents of two women, Mary Meehan and Dorothy Maguire, who were shot dead on 23 October. The school was surrounded by British troops and an officer went to the door requesting to interview a number of people attending the dance. The people in the hall panicked and decided that everyone should stay in the hall until the troops went away. They barricaded themselves in and a ten hour wait ensued.
It is alleged that during the night British troops fired bullets indiscriminately in the streets surrounding the school.
Two women describe witnessing the shooting of 17 year-old Eamonn McCormack from Ballymurphy as he made his way home near the school.
He was an innocent child.
Eamonn McCormack was shot in the stomach and the local women called an ambulance. They say that as the ambulance and priests arrived on the scene, they were also shot at by British soldiers.
When the ambulance men came, they opened up like mad men from that roof.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 November 1971. The reporter is Reg Cullen.