• Short Summary

    Unemployed Vietnam war veterans disrupted what had been billed as the "largest job fair in history" on Tuesday (May 9) as they demonstrated against 800 employers taking applications for jobs at Chicago's International Amphitheatre.

  • Description

    Unemployed Vietnam war veterans disrupted what had been billed as the "largest job fair in history" on Tuesday (May 9) as they demonstrated against 800 employers taking applications for jobs at Chicago's International Amphitheatre.

    The demonstrators were members of the militant American Servicemen's Union and represented only a small portion of the thousands of other veterans attending the fair.

    The protesters alleged that large business corporations in the United States had made billions of dollars in Vietnam and said they waned jobs, not application forms.

    Later, some employers abandoned their stands as the demonstrators jostled towards the exists, demolishing some of the stands of the way.

    Police made several arrests and the fair was closed for the rest of the day. Officials said it would re-open on Wednesday (May 10).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADZ5V6NB1PTNZ2547ZT4KQR9A6
    Media URN:
    VLVADZ5V6NB1PTNZ2547ZT4KQR9A6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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