• Short Summary

    The first of many anti-Vietnam demonstrations planned to coincide with Easter began in Washington yesterday, but was quickly disrupted by police.

  • Description

    The first of many anti-Vietnam demonstrations planned to coincide with Easter began in Washington yesterday, but was quickly disrupted by police. About 100 seminary students from Protestant and Roman Catholic schools in the Eastern United States gathered outside the White House to start a week long fast in protest over the Indo-China war. Police arrested about 80 of them on charges of disorderly conduct and staging a demonstration without a permit.

    NATURAL SOUND ON FILM INCLUDES DEMONSTRATORS PREPARING FOR PROTEST AND DEMONSTRATORS SINGING AS SOME OF THEIR MEMBERS ARE LED AWAY BY POLICE.

    SYNOPSIS: About 100 seminary students from Protestant and Roman Catholic schools in the Eastern United States gathered outside the White House in Washington yesterday to stage an anti-Indo-China war demonstration.

    However the demonstrators were barely allowed to settle down before police moved in and arrested about 80 of their number. They were charged with disorderly conduct and staging a demonstration without a permit.

    The demonstrators had planned to fast for week. Their protest coincided with Holy Week.

    Police took photographs of all the arrested before they were searched and put into vans. The demonstrators who were left chewed no signs of trouble and began singing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4EQ1PSXLTAABK55ON2GSKBJAS
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EQ1PSXLTAABK55ON2GSKBJAS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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