"For the Sake of Our City and the Future"

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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Pat Sweeney reports on the situation in Derry prior to the civil rights rally.

  • Title
    Situation in Derry Prior to Demonstration
  • 1st Broadcast
    04/10/1968
  • Contributor
    Pat Sweeney (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:24
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "For the Sake of Our City and the Future"
  • Extended description

    Brendan Hynes, chairman of the local Labour Party branch, outlines the intentions of the demonstrations. A labour party loudspeaker car was earlier impounded by the police for encouraging people to march for civil liberties despite Craig's ban.

    While the RUC had a water canonn on standby, Mr. Hynes stated that the protestors wanted an amicable agreement with the police to allow them to march and that it was their civil liberty to be allowed to walk through their city.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report prior to the Derry demonstration.

    This report by Pat Sweeney was broadcast on 4 October 1968.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows a boarded-up premises in Derry city on 7 May 1969. A notice publicising a civil rights march is visible.

    The photographer was Peter Dorney.

    © RTÉ Stills Library 2142/022

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Civil Rights, Civil Rights March, Pat Sweeney, Brendan Hynes, Labour Party, Craigs Ban, RUC, Derry, Londonderry, 1968
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Northern Ireland, Derry, Londonderry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1968
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA6173
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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