May Day Protests In Washington, D.C. Thousands of young people took to the streets of Washington in protest of the Vietnam War. They were met by police, Marines and Army paratroopers, resulting in thousands of arrests.
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Thousands Of Young People Risk Arrest In Demonstrations Against War

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Thousands Of Young People Risk Arrest In Demonstrations Against War

Thousands Of Young People Risk Arrest In Demonstrations Against War

Thousands Of Young People Risk Arrest In Demonstrations Against War

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Thousands of young people took to the streets of Washington in protest of the Vietnam War. They were met by police, Marines and Army paratroopers, resulting in thousands of arrests.

This story aired on the debut episode of All Things Considered on May 3, 1971.

The digital preservation of this audio has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.