• Short Summary

    Thousands of demonstrators gathered in New York City on Thursday (21 May) to protest against the war in Indochina.

  • Description

    Thousands of demonstrators gathered in New York City on Thursday (21 May) to protest against the war in Indochina.

    The protesters, mostly young people, staged their rally near City Hall where they heard union leaders and representatives of Civil Rights and Negro groups as well as student leaders.

    The rally was organized by a coalition of labour unions and student organisations from schools and universities in New York and New Jersey.

    During the demonstration the chanting protestors were ringed by nearly 4,000 policemen.

    After listening to speeches calling for unity between workers and students in opposing a war that was "tearing our country apart" the demonstrators formed lines and marched up Broadway.

    There were some jeers and catcalls as the peace marchers passed construction sites, but there was no repetition of the recent violence when the building workers waded in and beat up students.

    Among the unions sponsoring the rally were the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, Teamsters, Auto workers, Bakery and Confectionery workers and others.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA17QUY9ZM5Q6XSHAVA1T5THOMV
    Media URN:
    VLVA17QUY9ZM5Q6XSHAVA1T5THOMV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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