The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) take the route of the first civil rights march in Northern Ireland and call for the release of all political prisoners.
In commemoration of the first civil rights marchers who walked from Coalisland to Dungannon in 1968, more than 2000 people attended a march and rally organised by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA).
Taking the same route as the first civil rights march the NICRA used the occasion to renew its call for the release of all internees and to highlight in particular the plight of the women being held without trial in Northern Ireland.
At the rally, NICRA press office Kevin McCorry said,
Sectarianism has hurt and thwarted and sickened all of the people of the six counties irrespective of politics and irrespective of religion.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 8 September 1973.