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Vietnam / Blockade-Student Reaction #20541

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1972
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(Studio) 500 arrests reported in nation as protests continue against new United States Vietnam policy. In NYC, demonstrators chain selves to seats in United Nations Security Council visitors section; building closed to-public. In DC, demonstrations staged for and against President policy.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) At dab on Capitol steps, 600 take part in war protest, sponsored by Americans for Democrat Action. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - calls on people to never relent until war brought to an end.] [Representative Bella ABZUG - calls for impeachment of president for killing spirit of American Democracy. ] Later, another group gathers at Capitol in support of President action. [Senator Robert DOLE - says United States will remain leader of free world, despite antics of a few; have generation of peace under ldrship of Nixon.] War protesters jeer speech. 23 members Congress file civil suit in Federal Court against President Nixon, seeking injunction against further mining and bombing in violation of Constitution.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(Studio) ABC special on Vietnam announced for 8:00 p.m. EDT tonight.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.;
Tomlinson, Frank

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