• Short Summary

    New York construction workers, who on Friday tried to break up a peace march, yesterday (Monday) staged a demonstration of their own to support United States intervention in Cambodia.

  • Description

    New York construction workers, who on Friday tried to break up a peace march, yesterday (Monday) staged a demonstration of their own to support United States intervention in Cambodia.

    Joined by longshoremen, the construction workers marched on City Hall, chanting support for President Nixon's Cambodia policy and condemning New york's Mayor John Lindsay for his sympathy towards anti-war demonstrators.

    A strong police escort patrolled the demonstration and cordoned off City Hall. There were a few arrests but no reports of violence. The march came as a complete contrast to Friday's skirmishes, when more than 70 people were injured and when the construction men threatened to storm City Hall.

    Some shoppers and office workers from the Wall Street area joined in the demonstration. In a wave a nationalistic fervour, the marchers shouted their approval for Vice President Agnew -- outspoken opponent of student demonstrations -- and chanted "God bless the Establishment' and "Lindsay must go".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6NVC9QVJ013A3QSS8AGZJOZ6Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA6NVC9QVJ013A3QSS8AGZJOZ6Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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