Douglas Robinson, The New York Times, 16 April 1967
Thousands of antiwar demonstrators marched through the Streets of Manhattan yesterday and then massed in front of the United Nations building to hear United States policy In Vietnam denounced.
The Police Department’s office of Community Relations said that police, off leers at the scene estimated the number of demonstrators outside the United Nations at “between 100,000 and 125,000.”
It was difficult to make any precise count because people were continually leaving and entering the rally area. It was also almost Impossible to distinguish the demonstrators from passersby and spectators.
On Friday the police had announced that they were preparing for a crowd of 100,000 to 400,000.
Leaders of Parade It was the largest peace demonstration staged in New York since the Vietnam war began. It took four hours for all the marchers to leave Central Park for the United Nations Plaza.
The parade was led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Benjamin Spock, the pediatrician, and Harry Belafonte, the singer, as well as several other civil rights and religious figures, all of whom linked arms as they moved out of the park at the head of the line.
The marchers—who had poured into New York on chartered buses, trains and cars from cities as far away as Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Chicago—included housewives from Westchester, students and poets from the Lower East Side, priests and nuns, doctors, businessmen and teachers.
Chant From Youths As they began trooping out of Central Park toward Fifth Avenue, some of the younger demonstrators chanted: “Hell no, we won’t go,“ and “Hey, Hey, L. B. J., How Many Kids Did You Kill Today.”
Most of the demonstrators, however, marched silently as they passed equally silent crowds of onlookers. At several points—notably Central Park South from the—Avenue of the Americas to Fifth Avenue—the sidewalks were swarming with onlookers. Other blocks were almost deserted.
Some of the marchers were , hit with eggs and red paint. At 47th Street and Park Avenue, several demonstrators were struck by steel rods from a building under construction. Some plastic cups filled with sand barely missed another group. There were no serious injuries.
At least five persons were arrested for disorderly conduct. Three youths were taken into custody when they tried to rush a float that depicted the Statue of Liberty.
The demonstration here and a similar One in San Francisco were sponsored by the Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, a loose confederation of leftwing, pacifist and moderate antiwar groups;
A few minutes before 11 AM, an hour before the parade started, about 70 young men gathered on an outcropping of rock in the southeast comer of the Sheep Meadow in Central Park to bum their draft cards. They were quickly joined by others, some of whom appeared to have decided to join in on the spot.
Hard to Check The demonstrators said that nearly 200 cards were burned, although in the chanting, milling throng it was impossible to get an accurate count or to tell whether all the papers burned were draft cards.
Surrounded by a human chain that kept out hundreds of onlookers, the demonstrators first clustered In small groups around cigarette lighters, then sat down and passed cards up to a youth holding a flaming coffee cam Cheers and chants of “Resist, Resist,” went up as small white cards—many of which were passed hand to hand from outside the circle—caught fire.
Many of the demonstrators carried or wore daffodils and chanted “Flower Power.”
It was the first large draft-card, burning in the protests against the war in Vietnam, although groups of up to a dozen had publicly burned their cards.
Among the group yesterday was a youth in the uniform, jump boots and green beret of the Army Special Forces, whose name tag said “Rader.” He identified himself as Gary Rader of Evanston, Ill., and said he had served a year and a half of active duty as a reservist.
Like the rest of the demonstrators, the card burners were a mixed group. Most were of college age, and Included bearded, button-wearing hippies, earnest students in tweed coats and ties, and youths who fitted in neither category.
There were a number of girls who burned half of their husband’s or boy friend’s draft cards while the men burned the other half. Among the burners were a sprinkling of older men, including several veterans and the Rev. Thomas Hayes of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship.
Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held unconstitutional a law passed in 1965 banning draft-card burning under pain of a maximum 5-year sentence and a $10,000; fine; Two convictions under the law, however, have been upheld by United States Courts of Appeals in the Second and Eighth Circuits.
Vietcong Flags Raised In his speech at the United Nations rally, Dr. King repeatedly called on the United States to “honor its word0 and “stop the bombing of North Vietnam.”
“I would like to urge students from colleges all over the nation to use this summer and coming summers educating and organizing communities across the nation against war,” Dr. King told the crowd.
Before making his speech, the minister and a five-man delegation presented a formal note to Dr. Ralph Bunche, Undersecretary for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations.
The note said: “We rally at the United Nations in order to affirm support of the principals of peace, universality, equal rights and self-determination of peoples embodied in the Charter and acclaimed by mankind, but violated by the United States.” The demonstrators began to assemble in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow early in the morning.
On one grassy knoll, a group calling itself the United States Committee to Aid the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam built a 40-foot high tower of black cardboard tubing. They then attached a number of Liberation Front (Vietcong) flags, of blue and red with a gold star in the center.
At 12:20 P.M., the parade stepped off from Central Park South and the Avenue of the Americas, with Dr. King and the other leaders in the vanguard. They were surrounded by a group of parade marshals who linked hands to shield them from possible violence. From the hundreds of people lining the route of march came expressions of anger or support.
“I think it’s terrible, ” said Carl Hoffman, an engineer from Hartford, who stood at the corner where the march began.
Nearby, 20-year-old Estelle Klein, an office manager from Queens, gazed at the students, nuns, businessmen, veterans and doctors marching by and said: “I’d be out there too, but I don’t know, I just don’t think it’ll do any good.”
As the demonstrators moved east on 59th Street, they encountered bands of youths carrying American flags and hoisting placards with such slogans as “Bomb Hanoi” and “Dr. Spock Smokes Bananas.”
The bands of youths ran along the sidewalks paralleling the line of march, calling insults at the demonstrators.
Along one stretch of high-rise apartment houses on Lexington Avenue, eggs were dumped from a number of windows and many marchers had their clothes stained with red paint tossed by persons behind police barricades.
Guests Peer Out From the windows of the Barbizon-Plaza Hotel the Plaza and the St. Moritz, guests—a few still in pajamas—peered from their rooms at the throng moving out of the park. Most of these watchers neither applauded nor heckled.
Although the demonstrators were supposed to follow a line of march set up by the police, several thousand members of the Harlem contingent broke away and marched down Seventh Avenue through Times Square.
Several fistfights broke out in Times Square between angry motorists caught in a huge traffic jam and the paraders.
At 42d Street and Second Avenue, a fight broke out between several spectators and 19-year-old Edward Katz of Manhattan. Mr. Katz said later that he was trying to get to his car with his wife and baby when “a group of anti-peace people started knocking over the baby carriage.”
By 4 P.M., the last of the marchers had moved out of Central Park, leaving it looking like at disaster area. The paths and roadways were covered with litter.
There were several floats in the parade, including one on which Pete Seeger, the folk singer, rode with a number :of children. They sang folk songs like “This Land Is Your Land” as they rolled along the line of march.
Most of the marchers carried signs that had been authorized and printed by the Spring Mobilization Committee. Among the slogans were “Stop the Bombing,0 “No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger’! and, “Children Are Not Born to Burn.”
There were many unauthorized banners and placards, however. One, a bed sheet carried by three young men, bore in large black letters the words, “Ho Chi Minh is a Virgin.”
A minor scuffle between the police and the peace marchers broke out at 3 P.M. on the south side of 42d Street just west of First Avenue when some marchers tried to turn north.
Patrolmen, on foot moved into the crowd, trying to push them into line. Other policemen on horseback charged into the throng and helped turn the marchers back. Nearby, counter-demonstrators screamed: “Kill them, kill them.”
The speeches at the United Nations did not, start until after 2 P.M. While the demonstrators waited, filling the plaza from 47th to 42d Streets, they were entertained by folk singers.
An overflow crowd filled the side-streets west of First Avenue. More than 2,000 policemen were on hand at the United Nations to keep order, and to separate demonstrators from counter-demonstrators.
‘Be-in’ at the Park A “be-in” of several thousand young men and women preceded the start of the parade. They gathered on a rock but-cropping in the southeast corner of the Sheep Meadow, dancing and singing to the music of guitars, flutes and drums.
Many of the young people had painted their faces and legs with poster paint. The sweet smell of cooking bananas hung over the group.
Unidentified demonstrators set fire to an American flag held up on a flagstaff in the park before the march began, the police said. No arrests were made in connection with the incident.
After leaving Dr. Bundle’s office at the United Nations, Dr. King told newsmen that the “demonstration was “just a beginning of a massive outpouring of concern and protest activity against this illegal and unjust war.”
The speeches ended soon after 5 P.M. when a downpour drenched the plaza, converting it into a field of soggy clothing, peeling placards and deep puddles.
The rally area was almost completely deserted by 6:30, except for crews from the Sanitation Department who were cleaning up a mountain; of debris.
Speakers at the rally, in addition to Dr. King, included Floyd McKissick, national secretary of the Congress of Racial Equality, and Stokely Carmichael, leader of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
Mr. Carmichael, who spoke against background shouts of “black power,” described the United States’ presence in Vietnam as “brutal and racist,” and declared that he was against “drafting young men, particularly young black Americans.”
Mr. McKissick called for the immediate withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam and predicted that the turnout of marchers would bring “some positive, action” from Washington.
The Rev. James Bevel, who was national director of Spring Mobilization, said he would give President Johnson “one month to stop murdering those folks in Vietnam.”
“That’s all we’ll give him, one month to pull those guns^out,” Mr. Bevel said with his fists upraised. “If he doesn’t, we’ll close down New York City.” He did not elaborate.
Before leaving Central Park, Mr. Belafonte told newsmen that he was participating in the demonstration because “the war in Vietnam—like all wars—is immoral.”
Prioritize prayer. Why? Because … It will give you direction in life. Because many times you don’t know how to choose. Life is about choices.
Ptr. Peter Tan-chi, Pray Like Jesus 2016
In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there. Simon and his companions searched for Him; they found Him, and said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.” He said to them, “Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for this is what I came for.” (Mark 1:35-38 NASB)
Notes: If I ever do get around
to writing a GoChi military AU, this would probably be a scene in it.
Something where Goku is away for long stretches of time and Chi-Chi
is left at home, often raising the children by herself. And all those
complications that come with it, and how they deal and.. yeah…
anyway… not sure if this
is what people were imagining when I was talking about it, but hey,
this is just a snippet of an AU I have planned hah…
The Great Annoyance of Dripping Wet Good Weather(b)
A Sight for Sore Eyes(a)
The Braggart Stray Cat(a)
The Night Parade of One Hundred Monsters(b)
The letters denote the speaker; there are two characters, Atashi (a), who primarily uses atashi as her pronoun but does use it interchangeably with watashi, and Boku (b), who uses boku as his pronoun, except on “The Sea and the Salamander”, where he uses ore.
Below the cut are complete English lyrics and romaji for the entire album. Thank you for your patience. After I receive METRONOME, that will be added to the bottom.
The wild thing I will literally never understand about racialised antisemitism is how white supremacists hate Jews for allegedly thinking they’re the better race, for allegedly thinking they’re better ‘than the goyim’ and all that (jews don’t actually think that even as a gentile I can vouch for the fact Judaism is very much about equality) while simultaneously straight up thinking they’re better than anyone non European. White supremacists see their past violent colonialism as ‘educating’ POC’s and 'passing on their culture’ (the implication being they’re better than us and as non Europeans we’re just savages), they straight up think white and black people shouldn’t mix too because that would lead to 'white genocide’, they spend their time throwing around derogatory slurs like the n word , the word 'kik*’, the word chi*k, sandnig*er etc.., yet it’s JEWS who think they’re the better race? rly? Not the people who tried to literally exterminate them all? Not to mention WS spend their time mocking our non European languages, our non European clothing, our non European features….the amount of cognitive dissonance that can be found in white supremacy and white supremacists, they’re the only people who actually think they’re the better race….
Also I’ve heard white supremacists straight up say even though they’re not indigenous to what we now know as North America they 'deserve’ the land because they 'won it’ (stole it), yet complain about the potential 'Muslim invasion’ that could happen if they were to let refugees in. They’re proud of their colonialism and imperialism while simultaneously hating the 'colonisation’ refugees could put them through. So do white supremacists really hate 'colonialism’ after all? There are so many cognitive dissonance in White supremacy it’s wild….white supremacists are the people who will praise colonisation the most all the while “hating it”. And who will claim Jews think they’re the better race while simultaneously thinking only they are worthy of life for being white whereas Jews aren’t. Anyway it’s wild white supremacists are wild.
Julian closed the pages of the Hammerhead Weekly he’d picked up, a smile smile curling his lips as he thought of the events page he’d skimmed over. October was going to be a busy month and since this was his last October as an undergrad, he planned on making it the best one yet.
“Lambda and the Zeta and Phi Mu girls might as well give up now. Mark my words, Sigma Chi is going home with the Halloween Haunted House Trophy this year.”
I AM GRATEFUL THAT CRUNCHYROLL PROVIDES LEGAL WAYS TO WATCH ENGLISH
SUBS, AND I AM ALSO GRATEFUL FOR HORRIBLE SUBS FOR SUBBING SO QUICKLY,
BUT FUCK IF THIS ISN’T THE MOST FRUSTRATING MISTRANSLATION OF ALL
TIME!!!! LIKE SERIOUSLY…
KNOW JACK JAPANESE BUT I KNOW WHAT COACH SOUNDS LIKE IN JAPANESE AFTER 9
EPISODES OF YOI AND NOWHERE IN THIS SCENE DID I HEAR YUURI SAY ‘CO-CHI’. HE DIDN’T SAY ‘PLEASE BE MY COACH UNTIL I RETIRE!!!!!’ HE SAID “UNTIL I RETIRE, TAKE CARE OF ME PLEASE”
I’D SHUT UP AND SHRUG IT OFF BECAUSE WHAT THE HELL WOULD AN
NON-JAPANESE-SPEAKING PERSON KNOW ABOUT MISTRANSLATIONS… BUT THIS WAS
SO IMPORTANT!!!! THEY MADE IT SOUND LIKE YUURI IS ASKING FOR A
PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP COMMITMENT WITH HIS REQUEST FOR VICTOR TO BE
HIS COACH, AND IT DETRACTS FROM THE SUBSEQUENT DIALOGUE WHERE VICTOR
SAYS ‘MAKES ME WISH YOU’D NEVER RETIRE’!!!! ‘TAKE CARE OF ME’ IS SO MUCH
MORE MEANINGFUL, BECAUSE IT IMPLIES VICTOR WANTS TO TAKE CARE OF YUURI
FOREVER AND THAT’S TOTALLY A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL ACCEPTANCE!!!!!!!! As
opposed to being his coach forever……..
I JUST DON’T
UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN PUT ‘COACH’ IN THE SUBS WHEN THERE’S NO
‘CO-CHI’!!!!! I HEAR NO FUCKING CO-CHI DON’T PUT WORDS IN MY SON’S