On 27 August 1968 over one hundred demonstrators protested against housing conditions at Londonderry Corporation's monthly meeting by occupying the Guildhall chamber. The protest was led by members of the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) and Ivan Cooper of the Labour Party. Activists from the DHAC had been disrupting corporation debates for some time. After verbal exchanges between councillors and the protest leaders, the police cleared the gallery.
A RTÉ News report, on the housing protest at Guildhall, broadcast on 27 August, 1968.
Protesters at Guildhall, Derry, 27 August 1968.
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