People's Democracy to begin a campaign of non violent civil disobedience.
In the wake of the People’s Democracy march from Belfast to Derry, Bernadette Devlin a committee member of People's Democracy, outlines the next move in the campaign for civil rights in Northern Ireland.
Following discussions with local supporters they have drawn up proposals of civil disobedience such as the occupation of strategic buildings in at least 15 towns in the province of Ulster, and the non payment of rents and rates.
Local response was very favourable and we found that the local supporters had quite a number of very helpful suggestions which we ourselves had not thought of, such as the blocking of bridges at strategic points in the province.
The occupation will be carried out quietly to ensure a surprise element and she stresses it will be performed in a non-violent fashion.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 January 1969.