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
- ContributorDonal 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
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.
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
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)