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Washington, DC / Anti-War Demonstration #15168

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 21, 1971
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(Studio) Chief Justice Warren E. Burger withdraws permission for Vietnam Vets Against the War to camp on Capitol Mall.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Vets march to Pentagon, try to turn selves in for committing war crimes; 3 representatives for vets. meet with Pentagon Public Affairs official Brigadier General Dan James, Junior [Unidentified VET. - tells James vets. want racial, imperialistic Vietnam War stopped.] [JAMES - am veteran and black man; still have confidence in government and Defense Department] [Unidentified VET - says brainwashed with same nonsense in basic training.] [JAMES - says will stick with cntry.] Other vets. march to Supreme Court to demand action to end war. [Unidentified WOMAN - tells vets. should get jobs and work.] Supreme Court Justices never hear vets.' requests.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(DC) Senator Edward M. Kennedy visits vets. campsite; promises to help find another site. [KENNEDY - supports vets.' actions; thinks government can find places to bivouac vets, in Vietnam; should be able to find places here.] [Senator Charles M. MATHIAS - suspects decision to come to Washington, DC to protest, not physically or emotionally easy for vets.] [Unidentified VET. - says hospitality in Washington, DC not warm.] [MATHIAS - says lack of hospitality may be due to fear.]

(DC) Justice Department rules vets. may spend night on Capitol Mall; must not use bedrolls, pitch tents, build fires or cook food. Justice Burger rules vets. must leave Mall; yet police take no action.
REPORTER: Bob Windsor

(Studio) Anti-war group, led by Rennie Davis, disrupts Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing; Senator Walter F. Mondale testifies plan for United States helicopter attack on North Vietnam air-base last month, never carried out.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Clark, Bob;
Peterson, Roger;
Smith, Howard K.;
Windsor, Bob

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