15,000 March in Derry

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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On 16 November 1968, the Derry Citizen's Action Committee lead a march through the city of Derry.

  • Title
    Civil Rights March in Derry
  • 1st Broadcast
    16/11/1968
  • Clip Duration
    00:07:29
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    15,000 March in Derry
  • Extended description

    On 16 November 1968, the DCAC (Derry Citizen's Action Committee) lead a march through the city of Derry.

    Police are pictured setting up a cordon to block the street while protestors march with arms linked down the street.

    At the police barrier, Ivan Cooper proclaims the protesters' objectives. Michael Canavan, John White, William Breslin and Dermot McClenaghan breach the police cordon. Protestors demand their civil rights to march down any streets of the city and sing "We shall overcome".

    A number of protestors voice their views and demands over megaphones. The main body of the march then crosses Craigavon Bridge and proceeds down John Street.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News footage from a Derry civil rights march on 16 November 1968.

    This clip was edited from RTÉ News footage by RTÉ Archives.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Derry, Derry Citizen's Action Group, Ivan Cooper, Michael Canavan, John White, William Breslin, Dermot McClenaghan, Craigavon Bridge, 1968
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1968
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N3968/00069
  • 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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