The Balcombe Street Siege was an incident involving members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the Metropolitan Police Service of London, UK, lasting from 6 December to 12 December 1975. The siege ended with the surrender of the four IRA volunteers and the release of their two hostages. The events were televised and watched by millions.
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