More than 350 demonstrators, chanting peace and civil rights slogans, were arrested Monday after they sat down on the grounds of the Capitol to protest the war in Viet Nam.
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Background: More than 350 demonstrators, chanting peace and civil rights slogans, were arrested Monday after they sat down on the grounds of the Capitol to protest the war in Viet Nam.
The mass arrests came after about 600 persons calling themselves the Assembly of Unrepresented People marched three abreast from the Washington Monument to the Capitol grounds.There they were halted by about 300 police.
The first disorders broke out when two young men hurled a can of red paint on two of the march leaders as they walked along.Police dragged the paint hurlers away and said later they were members of the American Nazi Party.
For march leaders were taken into custody when the long line of marchers snaked into the Capitol grounds.The marchers promptly sat down.
Capitol police tried to get the marchers to move on, pointing out that demonstrations on the Capitol grounds are illegal.
The demonstrators remained in place, however, for about 90 minutes.At that point, teams of police started carrying or dragging the limp bodies of the demonstrators into paddy wagons and police buses.