Civil Rights March from Coalisland to Dungannon

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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Civil rights demonstrators arrive in Dungannon, where Gary Lennon is served with a notice from the RUC not to enter the Market Square.

  • Title
    March from Coalisland to Dungannon
  • 1st Broadcast
    25/08/1968
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:31
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Civil Rights March from Coalisland to Dungannon
  • Extended description

    The report features men, women and children marching and holding banners in protest.

    Civil rights demonstrators arrive in Dungannon, where Gary Lennon is served with a notice from the RUC not to enter the Market Square.

  • Information

    Following on from events at Caledon, two thousand people marched in Tyrone from Coalisland to Dungannon in a protest for civil rights. Among the groups who organised the march were the Campaign for Social Justice and the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA). Loyalists organised a counter-demonstration in Dungannon. The RUC ordered a ban on the civil rights protesters entering and holding a meeting at the Market Square. The meeting was eventually held in Thomas Street while police separated both sets of protesters.

    A RTÉ News report on the march from Coalisland to Dungannon broadcast on 25 August 1968.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Civil Rights, Coalisland, Dungannon, Gary Lennon, 1968
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Northern Ireland, Tyrone, Coalisland, Dungannon
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1968
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N675/0068D
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mute
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
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