In 1972, RTÉ Radio looked back at the Derry march of 5 October 1968 and talks to Austin Currie about his memories of the event.
In this clip, presenter Kevin O'Kelly gives the background to the march and Austin Currie recalls the march itself and the reaction of the RUC.
In September 1968, the Civil Rights Association informed the RUC of a planned march through Derry. Five days before the date set, the Orange Apprentice Boys, told the police that they would follow the same route on the same day. William Craig, Minister for Home Affairs, banned all marches in Derry. The Apprentice Boys called off their parade but the Civil Rights Association continued with their plans. Austin Currie recounts the events of the day and the police baton charge which resulted in 96 injuries.