• Short Summary

    Police using tear-gas and truncheons on Monday (May 22) foiled efforts by anti-war demonstrators to disrupt pentagon operations by blocking incoming traffic.

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    Police using tear-gas and truncheons on Monday (May 22) foiled efforts by anti-war demonstrators to disrupt pentagon operations by blocking incoming traffic.

    About one-hundred people were arrested - among them national anti-war leader David Dellinger and Jesuit priest activist James Groppi.

    The clash with police occurred when the parade permit for the group expired shortly after noon. Several demonstrators tried to storm up the steps of the Defence Department building's main entrance, but were repulsed by helmeted police carrying truncheons.

    Although the demonstrators had milled around the entrances to the building, shouting anti-war slogans and banging dustbin lids, the 27-thousand people who work at the Defence Department reached their desks with no trouble and little delay.

    Police were prepared for trouble, following a demonstration outside the Congress the day before, when 175 arrests were made.

    SYNOPSIS: For the second day running Washington police used tear-gas on Monday against anti-war demonstrators. Monday's demonstration - outside the Pentagon - was intended to disrupt work at the Defence Department, by blocking incoming traffic....
    Demonstrators made their objection to Pentagon activities plain ....
    The day before police had made a hundred-and-seventy-five arrests when about four-hundred people broke away from a peaceful mass rally and started throwing stones and smashing windows...

    Monday's trouble began when the antiwar group's parade permit ran out at mid-day...Several demonstrators tried to storm up the steps of the Pentagon building's main entrance. But they were repulsed by police....
    The demonstrators planned to disrupt Pentagon operations by blocking the approach roads and preventing the Department's twenty-seven-thousand staff getting to work. The police action foiled their efforts, and most defence Department personnel reached their desks without trouble, and with little delay....
    About one-hundred arrests were made ??? among them the national anti-war leader David Dailling and the ??? Jesuit priest activist james Groppi...

    Both Sunday's and Monday's demonstrations were triggered by President Nixon's decision to mine North Vietnamese harbours....

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD9EU1HVA9ZRVH02KQZ8P7L2SM
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9EU1HVA9ZRVH02KQZ8P7L2SM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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