Belfast Is Scarred After Day of Riots

Belfast Is Scarred After Day of Riots

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17/10/1932 (of event)


02min 07sec




35mm, film, intertitles

black and white


British Movietone News


British Movietone News

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The aftermath of a day of riots in Belfast following a parade of the unemployed demanding higher rates of relief was prohibited.

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'Belfast Is Scarred After Day of Riots. A vetoed procession leads to disorder, with police charges, shop-looting and incendiarism'. Close-up of poster on wall. 'Order Civil Authorities (Special Powers) Act (Northern Ireland) 1922'. Close shot of police with rifles, boarding tram. Also others in lorry, move away. Close shot of armoured car turning round in front of camera. Close shot of boys with chisels and hammers chipping up paving / cobbles in road. Police arrive and scatter same. Long shot of street with smashed windows etc. Shot of military police standing outside National Bank. Close shot of police standing round damaged buildings. Spectators watch same. Kids in debris covered streets looking to camera. Source: British Movietone News Database -


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