Scenes in Derry after Riot

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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Pat Sweeney reports on scenes in Derry after the trouble at the civil rights march sparked rioting.

  • Title
    Riots in Derry after Civil Rights Demonstration
  • 1st Broadcast
    06/10/1968
  • Contributor
    Pat Sweeney (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:44
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Scenes in Derry after Riot
  • Extended description

    Pat Sweeney describes the streets as full of broken glass every shop window on the street smashed. The violence involved the crowds throwing stones at the police and the police retaliating by throwing them back. The police were also equipped with a water cannon and batons.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on the violence in Derry following the civil rights demonstration. This report by Pat Sweeney was broadcast on 6 October, 1968.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows a general view of Derry city, with the Craigavon Bridge in the foreground, in May 1969. This photograph was taken during a shoot to gain stock shots of Northern Ireland, for possible use in RTÉ News bulletins.

    The photographer was Peter Dorney.

    © RTÉ Stills Library 2142/079

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Pat Sweeney, Derry, Londonderry, Riots, 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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