• Short Summary

    Thousands of students and other anti-war protestors staged angry demonstrations in various parts of the United States on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 9/10), against President Nixon's decision to blockade North Vietnamese ports.

  • Description

    Thousands of students and other anti-war protestors staged angry demonstrations in various parts of the United States on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 9/10), against President Nixon's decision to blockade North Vietnamese ports.

    Demonstrations ranged from uproarious scenes in the public galleries of the House of Representatives in Washington, to street protests in which vehicles were set on fire, shop windows smashed and demonstrators fought with police.

    In Madison, Wisconsin, fighting broke out on Wednesday (May 10) when security men tried to push demonstrators away from the Federal building. In Chicago protestors who marched outside the Nixon campaign headquarters clashed with police, and some were arrested.

    In Berkeley, California, on Tuesday (May 9) protestors threw rocks through Atomic Energy Commission office windows, ripped down a fence and stoned police. Police made several arrests. In Los Angeles on Wednesday (May 10) demonstrators marched to the Nixon election campaign headquarters and set up their anti-war placards outside.

    Elsewhere in California the major airport at Santa Barbara was closed by demonstrators sitting on the runways. Railway lines to Oregon were blocked by people lying on the tracks, and main highway traffic west of Sacramento was held up for hours.

    This telerecording carries natural sound throughout, under commentaries voiced by NBC reporters John Dancy and Jack Perkins. An alternative Visnews commentary is also provided overpage.

    SYNOPSIS: Anti-war demonstrators in the United States marched, picketed, blockaded and besieged Federal buildings and major traffic centres this week, protesting against the American blockade of North Vietnamese ports. Here in Madison, Wisconsin, fighting broke out when security men tried to push demonstrators away from the Federal Building. Four people were arrested.

    In Chicago, demonstrators sat down in the street outside President Nixon's election campaign headquarters. Some got inside and hung up an anti-war sign...

    After a while police moved in and started arresting the people sitting in the street. There were some struggles and the crowd freed some of those arrested as police tried to get them into vans... These were the first serious anti-war disturbances in Chicago and Madison since American troops went into Cambodia. Many people had mistakenly concluded that the antiwar movement had died...

    In Berkeley, California, rocks were thrown through the windows of the Atomic Energy Commission offices, and at police. The state was the scene of some of the biggest protests - at Santa Barbara demonstrators forced the airport to close, elsewhere railway lines and highways were blocked for many hours.....

    In Los Angeles, as in Chicago, demonstrators chose President Nixon's campaign headquarters as the setting for their protest. Across the United States other demonstrators set fire to vehicles, smashed windows and caused other damage ...Many arrests were made.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8Z06YY8DJIT1GQN9A6L3J9GF
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8Z06YY8DJIT1GQN9A6L3J9GF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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