About four-thousand supporters of the Nixon Administration's Vietnam war policy demonstrated yesterday (Friday) in New York City.
About four-thousand supporters of the Nixon Administration's Vietnam war policy demonstrated yesterday (Friday) in New York City. They included building workers, dock workers and office workers.
The demonstrators marched up Broadway to City Hall and then to Wall street, New York's financial centre. They shouted "All the way, U.S.A." and carried American flags, and banners inscribed "God, Honor, Country."
On lookers demonstrated their support in various ways. Other building workers, high up on the steel frames of half-finished buildings, banged their hard helmets against the metal supports. From the offices, New York's traditional welcome, ticker tape, showered down on the marchers.
One of the chief targets of the demonstration was Mayor John Lindsay. Some of the signs carried by the marchers called for him to be impeached for his anti-war statements. Another group of demonstrators carried a lower-draped mock coffin with a sign reading "Here lies the City of New York, buried by Commissar Lindsay and his two storm trooper aides."
After marching to Wall street, the demonstrators were asked by police to disperse, and went away peacefully.