Protest in Full Swing

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

About this Item

This report captures the Derry Civil Rights demonstration in full swing.

  • Title
    Derry Civil Rights Demonstration
  • 1st Broadcast
    05/10/1968
  • Contributor
    Gay O'Brien (Cameraman)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:22
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Protest in Full Swing
  • Extended description

    Inspector William Meharg informs the protesters that while they are free to protest, they cannot enter a restricted area. Ivan Cooper, addressing the protestors through a megaphone, hopes that the marchers will act in a responsible manner and outlines why they are marching.

    Led by Gerry Fitt and Eddie McAteer, they proceed along the prohibited route. McAteer, Currie and others get through the police cordon. In Duke Street, protesters remonstrate with police and Pat Douglas is hit by a police officer.

    The RUC force the crowd back with indiscriminate use of batons.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report from the Derry civil rights protests. This report was broadcast on 5 October 1968.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Derry, Londonderry, William Meharg, Ivan Cooper, Gerry Fitt, Eddie McAteer, Austin Currie, Pat Douglas, RUC, 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
    N1257/0068D
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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