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Northern Ireland #17771

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 31, 1972
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(Studio) Bitter protests and incidents of violence against Britain increase in wake of fatal shooting of 13 civilians in North Ireland.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Londonderry, North Ireland) Londonderry protest march, which erupted in violence, reviewed. Irish Catholics demand that P. Min. Jack Lynch take strong action against British. [LYNCH - satisfied there was an unprovoked attack by British troops on unarmed civilians.]
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(London, England) North Irish Parliament member Bernadette Devlin physically assaulted British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling as he called for inquiry into incident. [Miss DEVLIN - says Maudling has govtl. responsibility for civilian deaths. Says IRA (Irish Republican Army) plans to avenge deaths by killing 13 British paratroopers.]

(Belfast, North Ireland) Sporadic violence reported in Belfast.

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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