On 19 August 1989 almost ten thousand people took part in a march from Dublin City Centre to the British Embassy in Ballsbridge.
On 19 August 1989 almost ten thousand people took part in a march from Dublin City Centre to the British Embassy in Ballsbridge. The protesters were calling for British withdrawal from Northern Ireland. The march was organised by the newly formed FADA, the Forum for a Democratic Alternative.
This report by Cathy Halloran shows the march on its way from Parnell Square to the British Embassy.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is accompanied by Father Patrick Ryan at the head of the march. Michael Hindley, British Labour Party MEP tells RTÉ News that Ireland should be united by 1992. One of the relatives of plastic bullet victim Seamus Duffy is pictured laying a wreath at the gates of Leinster House to commemorate all the victims of violence in Northern Ireland over the past twenty years.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 August 1989. The reporter is Cathy Halloran.