NORTHERN IRELAND: Paisley Led but Few Workers Followed

"The British government won't know what has hit it," boasted Andy Tyrie, "supreme commander" of the Ulster Defense Association, Northern Ireland's largest Protestant private army (estimated membership: 5,000 to 10,000). "We've had seven years of violence, and unless we act now, we'll have to put up with the I.R.A. for another seven years."

In fact, killings and bombings by the Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army have been cut drastically this year. That did not stop the militant Protestant followers of the Rev. Ian R.K. Paisley, the working-class rabble-rouser who is...

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