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Fionnuala O Connor: Press reports from 1968 show unionist leaders unable to grasp what was happening

Eamonn Melaugh and Eamonn McCann as they prepare to walk the original route from Duke Street in Derry marking the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march of October 5 1968. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin
RUC men on that Saturday fifty years ago blattered their way into history on camera, leaving newsprint catching-up as the Troubles, and the next week, began. The Irish News had the simplest job. A [...]

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