Derry Parade sees the Beginning of the Troubles 1968

#OnThisDay 1968 A NICRA (Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association) & DHAC Civil Rights march took place in Derry. Two days earlier Stormont had banned all parades. The civil rights march went ahead & the RUC baton charged & used water cannons on them. Some say this is the day ‘The Troubles’ began.

A crowd of civil rights demonstrators scatter as the police begin a baton charge in Duke Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on Saturday, Oct. 5, 1968. The demonstration was banned by the Ulster Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Wm. Craig. (AP Photo)

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