• Short Summary

    The largest-ever anti-war rally to be held in San Francisco took place on Saturday (April 24) as some two hundred thousand demonstrators gathered in a polo field at the end of a week-long series of protests in many parts of the country.

  • Description

    The largest-ever anti-war rally to be held in San Francisco took place on Saturday (April 24) as some two hundred thousand demonstrators gathered in a polo field at the end of a week-long series of protests in many parts of the country. The San Francisco demonstrators were led--as in Washington demonstrations--by veterans of the Vietnam war. About one hundred thousand of the demonstrators also took part in a six-mile protest march through the city streets to the polo field, where the demonstration was held in a carnival-like atmosphere. There was no violence, and no arrests were made.

    SYNOPSIS: The largest-ever anti-war rally to be held in San Francisco took place on Saturday when about a hundred thousand people marched through the city streets in protest against the Vietnam war.

    The demonstrators were led by Vietnam veterans, as in similar week-long protests in Washington and other parts of the country.

    Four thousand marshals kept order among the protestors, but there was no violence or arrests.

    The march ended in a giant polo field, where another hundred thousand demonstrators turned up to take part in the carnival-like protest. Three hours after it began the crowd was still coming in for the music, anti-war speeches, argument, and a good protest.

    Meanwhile, similar scenes took place in other cities and towns--especially Washington, where nearly a quarter of a million demonstrators gathered for a mammoth climax to the week-long series of protests against the war. There, hundreds of bitter ex-Vietnam servicemen threw away their war medals--claiming them to be worthless. The country-wide outcry against the war was certainly the loudest ever heard.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA32ZZ9711KHWERG8YM99039CU6
    Media URN:
    VLVA32ZZ9711KHWERG8YM99039CU6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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