• Short Summary

    More than 8,000 men, women and children demonstrated in Washington, D.C. Sunday (May 15) to?

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    More than 8,000 men, women and children demonstrated in Washington, D.C. Sunday (May 15) to urge more congressmen to oppose President Johnson's Viet Nam policy. Those who marched represented the moderate wing of the American peace movement.

    They assembled at the foot of Washington Monument; then marched to the gate of the White House. Mounted police followed the demonstration parade to make certain there would be no outbreaks of violence.

    After the parade the demonstrators returned to the Washington Monument area and held a rally. There, speaker after speaker praised those senators and congressmen who have openly opposed the government's Viet Nam policy. Senator J. William Fullbright, Robert Kennedy and Wayne Morse received the most praise.

    At one point during the rally, several members of a nationalist group which advocates bombing Hanoi, moved through the crowd with anti-peace posters. Police spotted the intruders and quickly ejected them from the grounds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1NTD9QFLSNZHH1S30WY2GT5KB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NTD9QFLSNZHH1S30WY2GT5KB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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