10 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Depiction: A pretty, well dressed blonde woman made her way past armed National Guardsmen and rushing toward one, embraced him. One soldier has grabbed her in efforts to hold her back. The soldiers wear riot gear and gas masks. Behind them is a very large crowd of protestors. Photo caption reads: And the tension melted: Tensions between soldiers and demonstrators melted away yesterday when this pretty blonde girl rushed forward toward one National Guardsman. At first he tried to push her away, but she persisted and threw her arms around him in an emotional embrace. Soon both sides were smiling and a couple of hours later demonstrators drifted away the area near the home of Chancellor Roger Heyns. One of two photos - see 2000.1.742

Used: Oakland Tribune

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