A group of anti-war demonstrators staged a protest outside the U.S. Embassy in London today?
GV Demonstrators with banners
MV Demonstrator points to Nixon poster
GV & SV Police outside U.S. Embassy
GV ZOOM TO SV Demonstrators at police cordon
MV Demonstrators with Nixon posters
GV Demonstrators chant
MV Poster burnt
SV ZOOM TO CU Draft card burnt
MV Leader addressing demonstrators (SOF)
SV Demonstrators walk to hand in position.
SV Demonstrators enter with petition while another waves another outside Embassy.
TRANSCRIPT: LEADER: SEQ 10: "We think we ought to get out of Cambodia, get out of Vietnam, get out of Laos, get out of Laos, get out of Guatemala, and everywhere else where American imperialists are marching."
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Background: A group of anti-war demonstrators staged a protest outside the U.S. Embassy in London today (Sunday) over President Nixon's decision to send American forces into Cambodia.
When the protesters arrived at Grosvenor Square, they were confronted by a strong police cordon outside the Embassy building. Many demonstrators carried banners and posters of President Nixon--some depicting him in uniform. Several pictures of the President were burned.
Several Americans were among the demonstrators, and some burned their draft cards publicly in protest against their government's policy in Cambodia. One of the Americans addressed the group:-
The protest was generally peaceful, and there were no clashes with police. Demonstrators were allowed inside the building to deliver a protest letter addressed to the Ambassador.