• Short Summary

    THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) DEMONSTRATIONS WERE HELD TO PROTEST AGAINST THE POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES IN VIETNAM.

  • Description

    THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) DEMONSTRATIONS WERE HELD TO PROTEST AGAINST THE POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES IN VIETNAM. THE DEMONSTRATIONS WERE ORGANISED BY A MOVEMENT CALLED THE NATIONAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE TO END THE WAR IN VIETNAM.

    AT BERKELEY IN CALIFORNIA AN ESTIMATED TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE ATTEMPTED TO MARCH SEVEN AND A HALF MILES TO NEIGHBOURING OAKLAND ONE OF THE MAIN STAGING POINTS FOR UNITED STATES TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT BOUND FOR VIETNAM. THE MARCHERS WERE TURNED BACK BY POLICE, AND THEY HELD A MEETING AT BERKELEY CIVIC CENTRE. THE ONLY INCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN A TEAR GAS GRENADE WAS THROWN AMONG THE DEMONSTRATORS BY AN UNKNOWN GROUP.

    LATER, THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE AGAIN TRIED TO MARCH FROM BERKELEY TO OAKLAND, BUT WERE ALSO TURNED BACK BY POLICE.

    THE LARGEST DEMONSTRATION WAS HELD IN NEW YORK WHERE AN ESTIMATED 13-THOUSAND PEOPLE MARCHED EIGHT ABREAST DOWN THE CITY'S FAMED FIFTH AVENUES. THROUGHOUT THE MARCH THE DEMONSTRATORS PUT UP WITH A BARRAGE OF JEERING, BOOING, ABUSE, RED PAINT AND EGGS. AT ONE STAGE POLICE STEPPED IN TO BREAK UP A FIGHT WHICH STARTED WHEN 50 COUNTER-DEMONSTRATORS BROKE THROUGH A BARRICADE AND ATTACKED MARCHERS.

    IN WYOMING 40 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS MARCHED TO THE TRUAX AIR FORCE BASE TO ARREST THE BASE COMMANDER. THEY CARRIED A 'CITIZENS WARRANT' WHICH ACCUSED HIM OF 'COMPLICITY IN MURDER'. THE STUDENT WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE BASE AND 11 OF THEM WERE ARRESTED WHEN THEY SQUATTED IN FRONT OF THE BASE GATES AND REFUSED TO DISPERSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE2UJQJBC6D84JUZHG0C0S4G51
    Media URN:
    VLVAE2UJQJBC6D84JUZHG0C0S4G51
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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