• Short Summary

    Thousands of right-wing demonstrators took to the streets of Washington yesterday (Saturday) to demand a swift military victory in Vietnam.

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    Thousands of right-wing demonstrators took to the streets of Washington yesterday (Saturday) to demand a swift military victory in Vietnam. There were arrests when some of the marchers clashed with anti-war demonstrators.

    The rally and march for victory, organised by right-wing preacher Carl McIntire, went ahead despite the absence of its star attraction -- the South Vietnamese Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky. Instead a prepared statement on behalf of the Vice-President was read out by a South Vietnamese Embassy official:
    The 20,000 turnout at the rally fell far short of the half-million predicted by the organisers. Nevertheless, the Rev. McIntire won cheers for his message of support for the South Vietnamese government.

    Police concentrated on keeping about 1,500 anti-war demonstrators away from the parade and rally. They arrested about 40 troublemakers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABGAIQ6I5VDPGO5FZ4KVEFGJEG
    Media URN:
    VLVABGAIQ6I5VDPGO5FZ4KVEFGJEG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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