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Photograph - Automatic Security Gates at Lanark Way (4), Belfast



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Title of Photograph:Automatic Security Gates at Lanark Way (4), Belfast
Photographer:Cathy Gormley
Date Photograph Taken:28 October 1998
Location of Photograph:Lanark Way, Belfast
Copyright Conditions:© Cathy Gormley
Camera / Technical Details: 35mm Camera


This photograph shows the automatic security gates in the 'peace line' at Lanark Way in West Belfast; a direct route between Catholic and Protestant areas. The gates were designed so they could be closed remotely by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during times of sectarian tension in the area. This road was used on numerous occasions by Paramilitary groups from both sides as an entry and escape route. The gates were often the scene of protests by local residents on either side who called for the gates to be closed in the immediate aftermath of violent incidents.


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