Demonstrators were back in the streets of Washington yesterday (Saturday). But this time it was?
Demonstrators were back in the streets of Washington yesterday (Saturday). But this time it was the turn of the Hawks -- the pro-war faction demanding a military victory in Vietnam.
An estimated 14,000 of them marched through the streets, waving flags, beating drums and parading in military uniforms. Visnews cameraman Jean Poignonec got the inside story of the this crusade against communism from the man who organised it, right-wing preacher the Rev. Carl McIntyre:
SYNOPSIS: Demonstrators were back in the streets of Washington on Saturday. But this time it was the turn of the Hawks -- the pro-war faction demanding military victory in Vietnam. They called their demonstration a "March for Victory", and intended it as a reply to last week's anti-war protests. Right-wing preacher Carl McIntyre explains why he organised the march:
Patriotic moments from America's past -- like the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima -- were re-enacted.
The turnout was only a fraction of the two-hundred thousand anti-war demonstrators who invaded the capital a fortnight earlier. The organisers attributed this partly to the weather, partly to the fear of violence from anti-war extremists. But the parade passed off peacefully without any clashes.