Arrest policy for protestants - loose minute December 1972

MoD memo discussing the criteria that might be applied 'if and when' loyalists would be detained. Refers to loyalist violence including 'comparatively harmless vigilante activity'.

PFC note- throughout 1972 there had been a number of incidents where 'comparatively harmless vigilante activity' had included taking Catholics from their vehicles at UDA roadblocks and beating, stabbing and shooting them to death in so-called 'romper rooms'.


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