Eyewitness to Free Derry 1969-1972
About this session
Derry in Northern Ireland in 1968 saw one of the most momentous struggles against sectarianism and British rule. After civil rights demonstrators were brutally attacked, working class people in Derry errected blockades and created a 'Free zone' (subsequently known as Free Derry). Protestant Loyalists and police were kept out. Inside Free Derry an experiment in working class control began. Come and hear from one of the leaders of this struggle, Eamonn McCann.