A small crowd of demonstrators marched through San Francisco on Thursday (24 August) in a protest against the continuing Vietnam war, and the policies of President Richard Nixon.
GV Marchers along street chanting
CU & MV Ditto with Nixon mask puts on puppet show (2 shots)
MV Marchers with banner "Vietnam for Vietnamese"
GV Skyscraper PAN DOWN TO marchers passing
SCU Marchers pass "Re-elect Nixon" sign booing as they go (4 shots)
GV Marchers away from camera
CU Miss Fonda speaks
FONDA: "They distribute compilations of Mark Twain, Steinbeck, Hemmingway ..I've talked to peasants about 'Old Man and the Sea'. They teach them our resistance songs, Joe Hill, Remember the Soldiers, We Shall Not be Moved. They teach them about our revolutionary culture and history and they teach the people that there is a difference between us and Richard Nixon."
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Background: A small crowd of demonstrators marched through San Francisco on Thursday (24 August) in a protest against the continuing Vietnam war, and the policies of President Richard Nixon.
After the march, the demonstrators held a rally - and were addressed by actress Jane Fonda, a leading anti-war campaigner in the United States. She spoke of her visit to North Vietnam.
Miss Fonda's speech came twenty-fours hours before official Congressional transcripts were released in the United States revealing that during her recent visit to North Vietnam, she has used Radio Hanoi to tell United States airmen to hate the officials who sent them on bombing missions.
It was also announced that the United States Justice Department is to conduct an inquiry into Miss Fonda's activities in North Vietnam. Some Congressmen have suggested she is guilty of treason.