From the archives - JulY 1980 - Army post camera taken down after local complaints

A close circuit television camera erected on top of a British army post at the Rossville Street high rise flats in Derry has been taken down, following complaints from local councillors and residents about its presence.

However, an army spokesperson said that they will resite the camera, and meanwhile other similar cameras in different locations have raised complaints and allegations of “big brother is watching you.”

The army were due to meet councillor Dr Raymond McClean and representatives of local residents in the high flats to discuss the re-siting of the camera. It was as a direct result of a similar meeting the previous week and following other complaints from residents that the army agreed to take the camera down.