Northern Ireland: Gospel of Devlin

On a platform, she appears slightly hunched, her reddish-brown hair tumbling over her shoulders, gray-blue eyes flashing. She speaks in a rapid monotone. The words that tumble out are impassioned, provocative and to her fervent followers not a little messianic.

The campaigner is 21 -year-old Josephine Bernadette Devlin, who six short months ago was a psychology student at Belfast's Queen's University, and a scruffily dressed one at that. She still wears her clothes "back to front or upside down." But in predominantly Protestant Ulster, she has become the spokesman and symbol of a Roman Catholic minority fighting discrimination in jobs, housing...

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