San Francisco Peace March, April 24, 1971

San Francisco Peace March of Spring, April 24, 1971, Down Geary Street.

Led by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, the April 24, 1971 demonstrations included 500,000 people demonstrating in Washington, D.C., and simultaneously, over 150,000 people rallied in San Francisco peace march. It was the largest-ever demonstration opposing a U.S. war. This demonstration was preceded by a week long series of actions in Washington DC also led by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. On April 23, around 1000 veterans threw their combat ribbons, helmets and uniforms down on the Capitol steps. The number and size of demonstrations grew steadily around the country as the Wikipedia list of protests against the Vietnam War shows . See also the Zinn Education Project.

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