Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Copenhagen on Saturday (April 15) in protest against increased U.
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Background: Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Copenhagen on Saturday (April 15) in protest against increased U.S. involvement in the Vietnam was and against imperialism in Indochina.
The march began outside the East Asiatic Company, an old Danish trading company which the demonstrators accused of being imperialistic because of its plantation holdings in Southeast Asia.
Later, the marchers arrived at the U.S. Embassy which was sealed off by Danish police dressed in full riot gear. After some speech-making in which U.S. policy in Vietnam was denounced, the demonstration ended peacefully. No major incidents were reported during the march, said to have been the largest held in Copenhagen since 1970.
SYNOPSIS: Last Saturday inc Copenhagen, where thousands took to the streets to protest the United States role in the present escalation of fighting in South Vietnam.
Besides American involvement in the war, the demonstrators were also protesting against what they called imperialism in Indochina.
They accused the East Asiatic trading Company, an old Danish trading firm, which contributing to imperialism by maintaining plantations in Southeast Asia.
Later, the marchers moved toward the U.S. Embassy.
At the Embassy, a large contingent of Danish police dressed in riot gear surrounded the building. After some speech-making outside the Embassy, the demonstration ended peacefully and no major incidents were reported.