McAnerney Blames Craig for March Not Taking Place

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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John McAnerney, Secretary of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA), talks to Ronnie Turner about the RUC's decision to stop their march in Armagh.

  • Title
    Interview with NICRA Secretary
  • 1st Broadcast
    02/12/1968
  • Contributor
    Ronnie Tuner (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:20
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    McAnerney Blames Craig for March Not Taking Place
  • Extended description

    The RUC's decision to stop the march was because of a simultaneous loyalist counter-demonstration.

    McAnerney says that the march was obstructed by armed hooligans. He said that the NICRA cooperated fully with the police but were still unable to march. McAnerney also points the blame at the Minister for Home Affairs, William Craig.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Ronnie Turner, who speaks to John McAnerney about the civil rights march.

    This report was broadcast on 2 December 1968.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Northern Ireland, Civil Rights Association, NICRA, Civil Rights, John McAnerney, Ronnie Turner, Armagh, Loyalist, 1968
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Northern Ireland, Armagh
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1968
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N2130/0068D
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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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