Story: Public protest

Anti-Vietnam War rally

Anti-Vietnam War rally

Anti-Vietnam War protesters gather outside Wellington’s town hall for a rally following a large march through city streets in May 1971. The march stretched for over a kilometre and was 10 people deep in parts. Many protest marches in this period were held on a Friday night – the late shopping night in most cities – to garner greater exposure and support.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1971/1880-F

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Ben Schrader, 'Public protest - Protest marches', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2015