The Falls Road Curfew of 1970 severed any future of Catholics having good relationships with the British army. The army sealed off an area of the Lower Falls district while they ransacked the houses, looking for weapons, but leaving much destruction in their wake. This causes about 20,000 people unable to leave their homes in the time, and four deaths by the army, all innocent civilians.
British Soldier search Houses during the Curfew
This curfew increased tension between the Catholics and Britain since it left many people frightened of the power of the British army. It also increased their desire to rid Ireland of British influence, rooted out of fear of what else the British army would do.