• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 5-THOUSAND CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED THROUGH LONDONDERRY YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) IN COMMEMORATION OF THE EASTER RISING IN DUBLIN, CAPITAL OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC, IN 1916.

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    MORE THAN 5-THOUSAND CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED THROUGH LONDONDERRY YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) IN COMMEMORATION OF THE EASTER RISING IN DUBLIN, CAPITAL OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC, IN 1916. POLICE MADE NO ATTEMPT TO STOP THE MARCH, AND APART FROM SOME MINOR INCIDENTS, THERE WAS NO MAJOR VIOLENCE.

    THE MARCHERS DEFIED A POLICE BAN ON DISPLAYING THE FLAG OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC BY CARRYING THE GREEN. WHITE AND YELLOW BANNER UP TO THE GUILDHALL. THE TRI-COLOUR WAS FLANKED BY THE FLAG OF THE IRISH CITIZEN ARMY OF 1916 - THE PLOUGH AND STARS - AND A REPUBLICAN YOUTH ORGANISATION'S BANNER.

    POLICE MADE NO ATTEMPT TO SEIZE THE FLAGS OR TO STOP THE PROCESSION, DESPITE THE BAN ON THE COLOURS BEING SHOWN AT THE GUILDHALL.

    AS THE MARCHERS REACHED THE CITY CENTRE, THERE WERE CHEERS AND, "A SOLDIER'S SONG", THE IRISH REPUBLIC'S NATIONAL ANTHEM, WAS SUNG.

    THE RALLY AT THE GUILDHALL BEGAN WITH THE READING OF THE PROCLAMATION OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC AT EASTER IN 1916, AND THEN THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE ADDRESSED BY MR. SEAN KEENAN, A VETERAN LONDONDERRY REPUBLICAN LEADER.

    MR. KEENAN TOLD THE MARCHERS: "FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, LET NO MAN, POLITICIAN OR OTHERWISE, SAY THAT THE PEOPLE OF DERRY WANT BRITISH STANDARDS. WE WANT IRISH STANDARDS. OUR ENEMY IS STILL ENGLAND".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA01EM9QJ9HWBVL2508N0C6PH9
    Media URN:
    VLVAA01EM9QJ9HWBVL2508N0C6PH9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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