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How did people in northern Ireland respond to the introduction of internment in1971?


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March 27, 2008 10:26PM

The Protestants in Northern Ireland didn't mind much as hardly any Protestants were arrested. Internment was entirely biased and one-sided, with 98% of all those arrested Catholics. Catholic were 100% opposed to internment and fierce rioting swept the country as British soldier arrived to arrest people. The Catholics were generally mistreated during their arrests and so internment was not popular among Northern Irish Catholics. Some people who were interned are still bitter about it to this day.