Thousands take part in marches in Belfast and Derry calling for an end to violence and intimidation.

Moved by the Shankill Road bombing and Greysteel massacre, about 7,000 people gather outside Belfast City Hall to demonstrate their rejection of violence and intimidation. The rally is organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).

A Protestant woman whose best friend at work is a Catholic sums up the feelings of many people participating in the rally,

We don’t care about border or anything political like that, we want to live and bring our children up and have some hope for the future.

ICTU general secretary Peter Cassells brought a message on behalf of workers in the Republic of Ireland.

We want to stand shoulder to shoulder with you against the men of violence, against the terror and intimidation that is perpetrated on you here in this community. 

A similar rally took in Derry where 5,000 gathered in the Guildhall Square. The trade unions now want to hold a community day of action and are seeking the support of employers and community groups.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 November 1993. The reporter is Michael Fisher.