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Ireland #462287

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 01, 1972
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(Studio) Tension grows in North Ireland after Londonderry demonstration in which 13 Catholics were killed by British bullets. IRA (Irish Republican Army) vowing revenge, kill British soldier in Belfast. Catholics absent from work as Irish strike in protest. Irish Republic For. Min. flies to New York for consultation with UN and United States State Department
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Dundalk, Ireland) 7 IRA (Irish Republican Army) men faced charges in Republic of Ireland, prior to Londonderry incident, for gun battle with British troops on border. First time government of P. Min. Jack Lynch had moved so boldly against IRA gunmen. Irish people too upset about recent events now to permit move against IRA. (Dublin, Irish Repub.) Crowd attacked British embassy.
REPORTER: David Weber

(Irish Border) IRA (Irish Republican Army) engages British army at border.

(Belfast, North Ireland) 20 blazes reported set by angry Catholics. Trucks hijacked, used for barricades, and burned. Hoax bomb used to attract British soldiers, who were then fired upon by snipers. Elsewhere, soldier shot.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Mass funeral planned for 13 killed in Londonderry. British send Lord Chief Justice, Sir John Widgery to North Ireland to conduct inquiry into killings.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Weber, David
Duration:
00:04:30

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