March Stalled at Randalstown

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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There are scuffles at Randalstown, Antrim, where opponents of the People's Democracy march have gathered, led by Major Ronald Bunting.

  • Title
    Civil Rights March Belfast to Derry, Randalstown : Day 2
  • 1st Broadcast
    02/01/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:36
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    March Stalled at Randalstown
  • Extended description

    On the second day of the People's Democracy march from Belfast to Derry, the marchers set out from Antrim Town for Maghera, Derry. However, the march was disrupted at several points by supporters of loyalist Major Ronald Bunting.

    At Randalstown, Antrim, loyalists lined the road just outside the town, and police stopped the People's Democracy march on the Ballymena road. A car drove through the halted group of students, but fortunately no one was injured. Police stopped the car and questioned the driver. After a delay of over an hour, the marchers agreed to divert their route away from Randalstown in cars provided by local volunteers.

    This clip is mute.

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports on day two of the People's Democracy march from Belfast to Derry on 2 January 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Northern Ireland, Randalstown, People's Democracy, Maghera, Ronald Bunting, Antrim
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Randalstown, Maghera, Antrim
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N2/0069A
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mute
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