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May 05, 1971 - Image 10

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Page Ten


Wednesday, May 5, 1971

Washington: From rallies to mass arrests

sCantinuedtfrom Page t)
A coalition of "non-partisan"
peace groups, NPAC boasted
that, at the Aptit 24 ma rch,
"Middle America w a precs nt
. as wcre Asian Ameteans,
the gay eommnity, protemsien-
als.. anti demrstrtatots trsm
an infinate number of organi-

It a broad base of liberals and
"Mdde Americans" ha v e ac-
ceped the tacic of thc peacci
nareb, she te radical groupsa
htv est w nrned to more mill-
tt presstns of anti-war
PCPJ, bhle it co-sorsored
the Apsri I24 mrssct, has alst er-
g.ie d ths "Pcople 'a Lobby"

for the lst two weeks. The lob-
by, through limited acts of civil
disobediettee aimned at govern-
sent is!itutiense has sired
atiticatios of t h e People's
Pcc Tseaty.
Los 'ul,'ed by siudets itt
N' rssa' So th V'etsnem and
Il't u U Stts. 5 h e treaty
ta f Am i c to cc: a public






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last Lcsades b eals ece N -
t itcl Welfars Rifhts Organi-
Atio's sand tIa Untiled Fa
The saitiow als insscudea thc
Mayday Tbe. a auott fisrtisr
to the political eit. The trib",
foddter t he Att eArbo Vush
ao ndtdentCoeren te fosa
People's Peace this wisster, or-
ganized the disruption of traffi
this week.
An implication of civil diso-
bedience, PCP spokesen have
said, is the willingness to ac-
cept arrest without resisting and
esis go te ita The 7,000
protesters arrested in Washing-
ton Monday were for the moast
prt no-iolent when taken in-
The tactics at disobedience
and protest, though, extend be-
yond the organized coalitions to
iclude a diverse number of
specialized support groups.,
Perhaps the most effective of
these is the Vietnam Veterans
Against the War, who staged a
week-lone series of demonstra-
tions called Operation Dewey
Canyon III.

T}ses' protests. isseluding psu-
edo-military actioss such as
guerrilla car-fare otnd ssk-ancl-
Adestoy missios aimed at eov-
cttttm'st butlrtsa cutmiststed
it ass s il pf stly here the
crmer smeis tahurled battle
ribes cntd m is o le steps
ci tc t'ais in yingbo h re-
es: sli Ilshe star.
Ic d th 'tssicApt it 4mrt
dowi n'g'f't tss P o nft
vat-c vetn t osthe Ctso ft-
studet '"fraks" antd "us~ni-
psasnen Aeinst the War."
Alfhoughc uedany of the vet-
cers left after t h e April 24
march. some stayed to partici-
pale in the more militant ac-
tions thiis week, includiag ihe
tisrowing of bogs of chicken
exretement on the steps of tle
Pentagon Monday.
Religious groups, too, have
played a role in the spring ati-
war offensive. Church bells rang
for peace on the day of the Ap-
ril 24 march and 151 Quakers
were arrested on April 25 out-
side the White House during a
prayer vigil for peace.
Women were visible as a sep-
rthe ranti-war entit forming
24 march, and holding a special
women's march on May 2 at
which several women were ar-
Blacks, third world citizens,
and gay groups were among the
other anti-war constitusucies
that have been evident during
the past weeks here.
comes in
many shapes
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