In 1972, RTÉ Radio looked back at the Derry march of 5 October 1968 and talks to Austin Currie about his memories of the event.
- Title Background to March
- 1st Broadcast 02/02/1972
- ContributorKevin O'Kelly (Reporter)
Kevin B. Nowlan (Presenter)
Kieran Sheedy (Producer)
- Clip Duration 00:02:44
- Material Type Audio
- Series title World This Week
- Clip title "Policemen to the Front of Us, Policemen to the back of Us ... No Way Out"
- Extended description
In 1972, RTÉ Radio looked back at the Derry march. In this clip, presenter Kevin O'Kelly gives the background to the march and Austin Currie recalls the march itself and the reaction of the RUC.
In September 1968, the Civil Rights Association informed the RUC of a planned march through Derry. Five days before the date set, the Orange Apprentice Boys, told the police that they would follow the same route on the same day. William Craig, Minister for Home Affairs, banned all marches in Derry. The Apprentice Boys called off their parade but the Civil Rights Association continued with their plans. Austin Currie recounts the events of the day and the police baton charge which resulted in 96 injuries.
A RTÉ News report for 'World This Week' on the Derry march.
This report, by Kevin O'Kelly, was broadcast on 2 February, 1972.
‘World This Week’ was a current affairs radio programme presented by Kevin B. Nolan and produced by Kieran Sheedy.
- Local keywords Civil Rights Movement, Derry, Londonderry, March, Kevin O'Kelly, Austin Currie, RUC, Civil Rights Association, Apprentice Boys, William Craig, 1968
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Northern Ireland, Derry, Londonderry
- Topic Wars and Conflict
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1972
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier LA000730
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
"Policemen to the Front of Us, Policemen to the back of Us ... No Way Out"
Broadcast - 02/02/1972
Clip Length - 00:02:44
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