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Falls Road where Belfast shipwrights and millworkers live is a grimy, normally noisy district. For more than a year now Falls Road has been uncomfortably quiet. One after another Belfast's shipyards and mills have been laying off more & more men, shutting down. Of Belfast's 425,000 souls, 100,000 are on the dole. Pale men in cloth caps lounge in doorways, waiting for the visits of relief workers.

Last week the lid blew off. Aroused, so the police said, by relief workers' complaints at their own meager salaries, a mob of 10,000 jobless poured out...

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