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Abstract of Important Events -
Civil unrest, 1968 and 1969

[Key_Events] Key_Issues] [Conflict_Background]

Text and Research: Martin Melaugh
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This is one of a number of files which provide a very brief abstract of important events during the Northern Ireland conflict. Some of the events are dealt with in greater detail elsewhere (check, for example, Key Events and the corresponding entry in the chronology).

Civil unrest, 1968 and 1969

The civil unrest, the rioting that often accompanied street protests, the confrontation between the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and sections of the Catholic community, and the destruction of property, were all viewed by the Protestant community as direct attacks on the fabric of the Northern Ireland state.

CAIN contains information and source material on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.
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