• Short Summary

    More than 600 young establishment lawyers representing virtually every major Wall Street firm boarded a special Penn Central train at dawn today for 4 1/2 hour ride to Washington to Lobby every Congressman and Senator against the Vietnamese war.

  • Description

    More than 600 young establishment lawyers representing virtually every major Wall Street firm boarded a special Penn Central train at dawn today for 4 1/2 hour ride to Washington to Lobby every Congressman and Senator against the Vietnamese war.

    Although most of the lawyers were young an participating in their first demonstration some senior partners arrived by plane to talk with influential Senators and Administration Officers, altogether about 400 other people joined the protest in Washington.

    It was an almost spontaneous outpouring from Wall Street, hastily organised. Sponsers said part of its success was a reaction to pre-war Wall street demonstrations by "hard hat" construction in recent days.

    The demonstrators spent the entire day in the Halls of congress starting with a meeting on the steps of the Capital by New York's senators Jack Davis and Charles Godell, both foes of the war, they then fanned out t other congressional officers.

    It was the first time Wall Street, had taken a stand on the war.

    Since young Wall Street lawyers are expected to be seen rather then heard, the outpouring was unprecedented so was the co-operation extended to the demonstrators by their employers.

    Neatly, if not natchly dressed, the demonstrators were in sharp to the typical college oriented demonstrators who have predominated in the past.

    Many of the lawyers said the killings of the Kent state shootings had shaken up the Wall street community like nothing in the past.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1XX9ALRAQKH9E6TA6CDBASBLU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XX9ALRAQKH9E6TA6CDBASBLU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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