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Moratorium March / Mothers' Protest #2992

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 13, 1969
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(Studio) President speech shows Washington, DC more nervous about this protest than October 1. 35,000 troops here. Federal Buldings locked up and sentries at Justice Department Catholic and Episcopal clergies hold Peace Mass at Pentagon. 150 arrested. Report on "March against death," from Arlington Cemetery to Capitol.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC-Virginia) Each marcher gets placard with name of 1 of dead, or bombed village and candle. Quaker and Co-Chairperson of New Mobilization Committee, Stewart Meacham, performs prayer service at Memorial Bridge. War widow, Mrs. Judy Graves, leads march. They walk single file for 4 1/2 mile Hope for 46,000 marchers.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Tight security around White House Mothers of dead soldiers, Gold Star Mothers, opposed to march.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Mrs. Betty Ann FUNK - says don't deny them the right to dissent. Objects to use of son's names who wouldn't be in accord with march. Blasphemy to use names of boys who died for our freedom.]
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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