Austin Currie (N'list MP) squatted in a house due to unfair
housing allocation. He was later evicted and held a protest
Coalisland to Dungannon
24th August 1968
Police prevent marchers from reaching centre of Dungannon.
NICRA's Derry March
5th October 1968
Protest over housing allocation & Gerrymandering in Derry.
Apprentice Boys planned a counter-march.
Government ban all matches
RUC use batons against peaceful NICRA
Gerry Fitt MP appears bloodied on RTE condemning the police
5 Point Programme
22nd November 1968
Introduced by O'Neill in an attempt to stop the demonstrations
"O'Neill's Solution to Protestants, Catholics, & Violence"
A more militant NICRA set up by Queen's University students
4th January 1969
People's Democracy march attacked 5 miles outside of Derry.
RUC did little to protect marchers.
Major riots break out across NI