Stand-off at Antrim

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

About this Item

The student protesters and members of the Loyal Citizens of Ulster face each other at the railway bridge outside Antrim Town.

  • Title
    Loyalists Obstruct Belfast to Derry March : Day 1
  • 1st Broadcast
    01/01/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:48
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Stand-off at Antrim
  • Extended description

    When the marchers approached Antrim Town, the Loyal Citizens of Ulster were waiting at the railway bridge to block them. There was a stand-off for a couple of hours before an agreement was reached that the marchers would be taken by police transport through Antrim Town.

    Major Ronald Bunting and student Michael Farrell are seen in the middle of the crowd.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report, which is mute, about the loyalist obstruction of the Belfast to Derry march.

    This report was broadcast on 1 January 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Northern Ireland, Belfast, Derry, Antrim, Loyal Citizens of Ulster, Ronald Bunting, Michael Farrell, People's Democracy
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast, Derry, Antrim
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N1/0069G
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mute
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
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