• Short Summary

    POLICE IN THE UNITED STATES MADE 400 ARRESTS DURING A WEEK OF ANTI-CALL-UP PROTESTS AT DRAFT CENTRES ACROSS AMERICA.

  • Description

    POLICE IN THE UNITED STATES MADE 400 ARRESTS DURING A WEEK OF ANTI-CALL-UP PROTESTS AT DRAFT CENTRES ACROSS AMERICA. THE FOCAL POINT FOR THE DEMONSTRATIONS WAS NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON.

    THE PROTESTS WERE PART OF ANTI-DRAFT WEEK SPONSORED BY VARIOUS ANTI-WAR ORGANISATIONS. YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WAS PLANNED TO BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK WITH MARCHES ON A NUMBER OF DRAFT CENTRES. IN WASHINGTON, SOME 500 PEOPLE DEMONSTRATED IN FRONT OF SELECTIVE SERVICE HEADQUARTERS. THEY PLACED A COFFIN FILLED WITH DRAFT CARDS IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING AS A SYMBOLIC PROTEST.

    MOST OF THE ARRESTS WERE MADE IN NEW YORK WHERE MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE GATHERED OUTSIDE THE MANHATTAN DRAFT BOARD OFFICES TO PROTEST AGAINST THE ALLEGED GOVERNMENT USE OF THE MILITARY CALL-UP AS A METHOD OF PROLONGING THE VIETNAM WAR. TWO HUNDRED ARRESTS WERE MADE. POLICE BUNDLED THE DEMONSTRATORS INTO TRUCKS AND BUSES AND SHUTTLED THEM TO A LOCAL POLICE STATION WHERE MOST WERE CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66QIKLAFH8ZXZVD87ALN1E9SD
    Media URN:
    VLVA66QIKLAFH8ZXZVD87ALN1E9SD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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