Protesters Defy Ban Again in Derry

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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Workers from the Maydown Industrial Estate, Derry, have their march to the city blocked at Ferryquay Gate by a police truck and sit down in protest.

  • Title
    Derry Workers Civil Rights Demonstration
  • 1st Broadcast
    19/11/1968
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:46
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Protesters Defy Ban Again in Derry
  • Extended description

    Workers from the Maydown Industrial Estate, Derry, have their march to the city blocked at Ferryquay Gate by a police truck. They respond with a sit down protest.

    Dockers and other workers also take to the streets, where they sit in protest. John Hume addresses protesters from the back of a beer lorry.

    Protestors sing "We Shall Overcome" in the face of the police blockade. A crowd of over 2,000 marches down Shipquay Street to a meeting on the quay.

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports on a protest in Derry broadcast on 19 November 1968.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Derry, Maydown Industrial Estate, Ferryquay Gate, Dockers, John Hume, Shipquay Street,
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1968
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N1999/0068A
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    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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