People's Democracy was a radical group within the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland. In 1969 they organised a march from Belfast to Londonderry. As they approached their destination, they were attacked at Burntollet by gangs of men. These were mostly Loyalists. Radical activist Bernadette Devlin was one of the leading figures on the march and she recalls the events and the actions of the police in particular.

This clip is from:
Six Counties
First broadcast:
17 February 1981

Students could focus on two questions to explore using the clip. Firstly, why did the police behave in the way they did up to and including the attack at Burntollet? Secondly, why was the Protestant group so keen to obstruct the march? Examine the deterioration in community relations following the march.