NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 07, 1968
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(Studio) Report on Londonderry's future.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Londonderry, North Ireland) City affairs run by 12 cnclmen. of Protestant Unionist Party, 8 Catholic Ntlist. cnclmen. Catholics outno. Protestants 2-1. Catholic vote herded into 1 ward that only elects 8 cnclmen. Civil rights worker, Ivan Cooper, helped organization march that brought recent violence. [COOPER - says Catholics want 1 man - 1 vote. Housing should be on basis of needs, not religion. Unemployment high for Catholics. Freedom of speech, assembly and right to live as full-class citizens wanted.] Catholic and Protestant college students march for civil rights of all. Anti-Catholic, Reverend Ian Paisley leads counter march. Youth may break barriers down someday.
REPORTER: George Montgomery