The Anti-War Movement
We bled inside each other's wounds
we had caught the same disease
we all sang the songs of peace.
Melanie - Lay Down
Protesters in D.C.
Massive Protest at the Pentagon
-Dr. Benjamin Spock, pediatrician, author, antiwar activist
Student places flowers in soldier's rifle
Vietnam War Veterans Protested Too!
Student lies dead after National Guard attacked protesters
Protesters were met with police, National Guard, military police and even the army. It wasn't always peaceful. Many, many non-violent protestors were greeted with force and brutality. On May 4th, 1970, four students were shot dead by National Guard troops during an anti-war protest at Kent State University. This galvanized the student community even further, leading many to protest who hadn't before.
"North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that."
- President Nixon
The Vietnam War finally ended thanks to the prolonged struggle of the Vietnamese people to free their homeland from imperialist invaders and the long fight on the streets of America to change the political agenda from war to peace. It proved that we CAN make a difference and stop American militarism/imperialism. Power to the People!
The Anti-War protests were just part of several movements that simultaneously sought to change society and enhance freedom and individual rights....