"I Am Hoping that Calm and Common Sense Will Prevail"

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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On the eve of the civil rights demonstration, Minister of Home Affairs William Craig speaks to reporters and outlines his fear of disorder across Ulster if there is trouble in Derry.

  • Title
    Craig Fears Outbreak of Disorder Across Ulster
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/11/1968
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:39
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "I Am Hoping that Calm and Common Sense Will Prevail"
  • Extended description

    William Craig says that the police will take whatever action necessary to enforce the law and he hopes there will be calm at the march in Londonderry. He fears riot and disorder will escalate across the province but is not specific about who he fears will cause this violence but points to extremists from both sides of the religious divide.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News clip featuring William Craig expressing his fears over the possible outbreak of violence. This report was broadcast on 15 November, 1968.

    The accompanying image shows William Craig of the Ulster Unionist Party. This still image of William Craig is taken from a RTÉ Television news report on 12 September, 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Derry, William Craig, Derry, Londonderry, 1968
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1968
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA6150
  • 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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