April 05, 1969 : Antiwar demonstrations held across United States

Introduction

Approximately 100,000 antiwar demonstrators march in New York City to demand that the United States withdraw from Vietnam. The weekend of antiwar protests ended with demonstrations and parades in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and other cities. The National Mobilization Committee, the Student Mobilization Committee, and the Socialist Workers Party were among the groups that helped organize the demonstrations. At the same time, Quakers held sit-ins at draft boards and committed other acts of civil disobedience in more than 30 cities.

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April 05, 1969 : Antiwar demonstrations held across United States

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    April 05, 1969 : Antiwar demonstrations held across United States

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/antiwar-demonstrations-held-across-united-states

  • Access Date

    November 18, 2017

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    A+E Networks