"I Urge the People of this Area to Defend Their Own District"

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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Gerry Fitt MP addresses a crowd in a nationalist area of Derry and calls on them to defend their property against the police.

  • Title
    Fitt Urges People to Defend Homes
  • 1st Broadcast
    05/01/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:04
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "I Urge the People of this Area to Defend Their Own District"
  • Extended description

    Gerry Fitt MP addresses a crowd in a nationalist area of Derry and calls on them to defend their property against the police.

    Fitt says he is hoping for an emergency recall of parliament so that Westminster can discuss the problems going on in Derry. He also expresses a lack of confidence in the Stormont parliament. Fitt states that if the people can't be defended by the forces of law and order, then they must defend themselves.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report from Derry broadcast of the 5th January 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Derry, Londonderry, Gerry Fitt, Westminster, Stormont, People's Democracy, 1969
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N5/0069C
  • 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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