Police Damage Homes in Nationalist Area of Derry

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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Donal Kelly reports from a barricade St. Columb's Street, Derry, where police attacked houses in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 5 January 1969.

  • Title
    Derry Police Accused of Breaking Windows
  • 1st Broadcast
    05/01/1969
  • Contributor
    Donal Kelly (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:59
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Police Damage Homes in Nationalist Area of Derry
  • Extended description

    St. Columb's Street is situated in the heart of the nationalist area of Derry city. Residents claim that police systematically broke every window in the street. Residents also claim that when they objected, the police threatened them and molested some of the women. Senior police officials, while not commenting on the claims, have promised a full investigation if complaints are documented.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Donal Kelly from 5 January 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Derry, Londonderry, RUC, Donal Kelly, St. Columb's Street, Police, People's Democracy
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N5/0069A
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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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