Orangemen Demonstrate

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection, Newsreels
Producer:
British Pathé
Duration:
3 min 58 sec
Year:

1912
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles
Technical:
4:3, 35mm, B&W

This newsreel is titled the ‘Orangemen Demonstrate’ but the people marching in Belfast are actually the Irish National Foresters and Ulster Volunteers.

 

The procession is followed by a group of women and young girls dressed in dark capes making their way through the city to a stadium where a demonstration is taking place. This footage is believed to be of Sir Edward Carson at ‘Ulster Day’ in 1912, when the Ulster Covenant was signed. The Ulster Covenant, was signed by nearly 500,000 people in Belfast 1912 in protest against the Third Home Rule Bill introduced by the British Government in the same year.

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