• Short Summary

    Nearly 250,000 anti-Vietnam War demonstrators gathered in Washington today (Saturday), in a mammoth climax to a week of demonstrations and marches held throughout the country protesting against United States intervention in South East Asia.

  • Description

    Nearly 250,000 anti-Vietnam War demonstrators gathered in Washington today (Saturday), in a mammoth climax to a week of demonstrations and marches held throughout the country protesting against United States intervention in South East Asia.

    Many of the demonstrators were veterans of the war itself - and yesterday they had held a rally on the steps of the Capitol, throwing away medals, decorations and citations awarded to them and their comrades in action. We also serviced this story today as PRODUCTION NUMBER 4487/71; U.S.A. - EX-VIETNAM SERVICEMEN THROW MEDALS ON CAPITOL STEPS IN ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATION.

    Today's demonstration is the biggest ever seen in the U.S. Capital. This coverage was taken from a direct satellite transmission as the crowds massed before the Capitol.

    President Nixon was not in Washington - he and his family are spending the weekend at the Presidential mountain retreat of Camp David, about 60 miles (96 kilometres) away.

    One of the speakers was Congressman John Ashbrook, of Akron, Ohio, who said:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA76ROVGPNSPS420D04QRFLGMFC
    Media URN:
    VLVA76ROVGPNSPS420D04QRFLGMFC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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