Sectarian Tensions Heighten in Derry

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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Twelve people, including one policeman, were injured in last night’s disturbances. Donal Kelly reports on sectarian taunting by Catholic youths in the Bogside.

  • Title
    Tension in Derry
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/07/1969
  • Contributor
    Donal Kelly (Reporter)
    Liam Hourican (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:31
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Sectarian Tensions Heighten in Derry
  • Extended description

    Twelve people, including one policeman, were injured in last night’s disturbances.

    Donal Kelly reports on sectarian taunting by Catholic youths in the Bogside. Kelly describes the sectarian insults as "far from funny".

    John Hume pleaded with the crowds to disperse. While many listened and returned home, others stayed on in search of conflict. After a number of acts of violence, the civil rights stewards threw in the towel. When the police demands were unheeded, the police used the water canon.

    Liam Hourican spoke to the Protestant residents of Fountain Street about the situation. They described how they feel threatened by people who claim they are treated like second class citizens.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News reports on the continued tension in Derry broadcast on 15 July 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, Growing Tension, Derry, Londonderry, Sectarianism, Donal Kelly, Bogside, John Hume, Liam Hourican, Fountain Street
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LQA0040A
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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