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Page Sixteen

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, May 7, 1971

Page Sixteen THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, May7, 1971

'MAYDAY' ACTIONS:
Chronology of protest

(Continued from page 9)
Department of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare, where 224 of
them were arrested for parading
without a permit. A superior
court, meanwhile, ruled that the
bond collateral should be only
$10.
April 30-Over 2,000 demon-
strators encircled the Justice
Dept., during the last day of the,
people's lobby. 339 were arrested
and charged with disorderly con-
duct, and bond collateral set at
$25.
May 1-The first of the "May-
day actions sponsored by the
Mayday tribe consisted of a
"festival of life" rock concert
at Algonquin Peace City, where
people had been gathering since
April 24. Up to 50,000 )eople
spent the day at the protesters'
campground.
May 2-At 6 a.m., persons
sleeping in Peace City were
i awakened by police on loud-
speakers ordering them to evac-
uate. Those who had not left the
park by noon were arrested, add-
ing another fifty persons to the
arrest total of about 1,030 pro-
testers.
May 3-The first day of the
Mayday Tribe's traffic blockage
was marked by over 7.000 ar-
rests. Police, supplemented by
10,000 federal troops, rounded up
people in the areas where pro-
testers attempted to block roads.
Police deployed tear gas clubs in
many of the arrests, and snuttled
the demonstrators to detention
camps and city jails.
Bond was set at $10, and police
fell under heavy criticism charg-
ing them with failure to carry out
legal arrest procedures, and to
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take "even minimum legal care"
of those arrested.
The Mayday Tribe's attempt to
"shut down the government" re-
sulted in a number of traffic
snarls at key Washington thor-
oughfares, though few employes
were reported absent from gov-
ernment jobs as a result.
May 4-Traffic by Mayday
Tribe supporters continued on a
far less extensive scale. Arrests
by police also continued, although
this time proper arrest warrants
were filled out. Another 2,700
persons were arrested during the
demonstrations and a sit-in at the
Justice Dept. in the afternoon.
Protesters had marched to the
Justice Dept., lead by Washing-
ton Police Chief Gary Wilson,
and had been allowed to sit in
for two hours before the arrests.
May 5-National moratorium
day, sponsored by all three
groups, featured a PCPJ and
Mayday Tribe march and rally at
the Capitol, where 1,20 more
people were arrested to bring the
total to over 11,000.
May 1-A scheduled ally at the
S o u t h Vietnamese embassy,
which was to have b comle a
march tothe D.C. jail in support
of the arrested protesters, was
stunted as police and reporter
outnumbered demonstrwrrs by a
ratio of about five to one.
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