You Are Now Entering Free Derry
— The Guide to Free Derry —On 5 January 1969, after a night of rioting and sustained police attacks on the Bogside, the words "You Are Now Entering Free Derry" were painted on the gable wall of 33 Lecky Road. This simple graffiti became the defining symbol of the civil rights era and an internationally recognised symbol of resistance to state injustice. The wall remains today, though the rest of the street was demolished in 1975.
|Placed By||Derry City Council, Triax Neighbourhood Renewal Taskforce, Iona Enterprises|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||29U E 607038 N 6095606|
|Decimal Degrees||54.99581667, -7.32680000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 54° 59.749', W 7° 19.608'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||54° 59' 44.94" N, 7° 19' 36.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 09 Fahan St, Londonderry Northern Ireland 81330, GB|
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