Spokesman Defends March

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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Michael Farrell, spokesman for the People's Democracy march, defends the route they have taken and is critical of the protection they have received from the authorities.

  • Title
    Student Civil Rights Organiser Interviewed : Day 2
  • 1st Broadcast
    02/01/1969
  • Contributor
    Barry Linnane (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:20
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Spokesman Defends March
  • Extended description

    Michael Farrell, spokesman for the People's Democracy march, defends the route they have taken and is critical of the protection they have received from the authorities

    The previous night, a statue of United Irishman Roddy McCorley had been blown up in Toome by opponents of the march. Farrell says that they intend to keep marching until they get to Derry.

    The accompanying image shows Michael Farrell, spokesman for the People's Democracy march in an interview with RTÉ News on 3 January 1969.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Barry Linnane who speaks to Michael Farrell on the civil rights march.

    This report was broadcast by 2 January 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Northern Ireland, 1969, People's Democracy, Roddy McCorley, Michael Farrell, Barry Linnane
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N2/0069D
  • 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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