Massive anti-Vietnam war protests held in New York and San Francisco 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 15 1967)

Video: 'Peace March. Thousands Oppose Vietnam War, April 18, 1967 (Universal Newsreel)'

(Saturday, April 15, 1967; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — An estimated 100,000 to 125,000 anti-war demonstrators marched through the streets of Manhattan today and then massed in front of the United Nations building to hear U.S. policy in Vietnam denounced in speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Floyd McKissick, Stokely Carmichael and Dr. Benjamin Spock.

Prior to the march, youthful protesters burned nearly 200 draft cards in Central Park.

In San Francisco, 50,000 people marched two miles through downtown to a mass rally at Kezar Stadium.

Video: 'Eyes On The Prize - (Part 10) The Promised Land 1967–1968' (Apr. 15, 1967, at 8:02)

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