Demonstration for Peace: Part 2

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Demonstration for Peace: Part 2

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Location

Belfast, Ormeau Bridge

Year

1992

Date

Transmission 21/02/1992

Length

13min 05sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Demonstration for peace on the Ormeau Bridge, organised by The Irish Congress Trade Union (ICTU).

Holding placards stating 'ICTU Trade Unions Demand the Right to Live, the Right to Work' protesters listen keenly to speakers explaining why this rally is needed and what they hope to achieve.... an end to the violence. Joyce McCartan, a community activist who lost her son in the conflict is adamant that "we can live together side by side" and that seeing the people who have suffered "breaks her heart".

Student, Cahal Smith explains how the work place,  is one of the "more subtle forms of sectarianism that exist in our country" which makes the work that the ICTU do, all the more important. A poignant moment during the demonstration is when everyone present starts to shake hands, after an analogy to show we should set aside guns.

Notes

Congress is the largest civil society organisation on the island of Ireland, representing and campaigning on behalf of some 800,000 working people. There are currently 44 unions affiliated to Congress, north and south of the border.

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A UTV Production

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