The December Moratorium against the Vietnam War began in New York's Time Square on Thursday evening (11 December).
The December Moratorium against the Vietnam War began in New York's Time Square on Thursday evening (11 December). In New York alone about 50 anti-war thousands of small demonstrations will take place across the United States.
Unlike the huge demonstrations that are hold in Washington and San Francisco in November, the December anti-war protests will concentrate on small vigils and demonstration in communities throughout the count Moratorium leaders said that this would be in keeping with the Holiday Season.
The Moratorium protest in Times Square began with a ceremony that included the light of Hanukai candles. For Jews these candles are ancient symbol of human freedom. About 50 people participated. The ceremony conducted by Jewish spiritual leaders. The demonstrators then marched off their candles from Times Square to New York's City Hall, a distance of about 5 miles.
Supporters of the President's Vietnam policy also plan rallies demonstrations over the weekend.