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

Depiction: A small crowd gathers on a Berkeley street to protest the Vietnam War. There someone holds a peace sign and there are balloons with Lyndon Johnson's face on them. One man sits on a motorcycle. One police officer can be seen. There are some African-American protestors at the front of the crowd.

(D. Curry, 2/5/04) This is the VDC (Vietnam Day Committee) march on Oakland. Protesters against the war in Vietnam set out from the Berkeley campus destined for the Oakland Army Base. At the boarder between Oakland and Berkeley, the protesters were met by a contingent of Oakland police officers who refused to allow them to cross the boarder into the city. Members of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club, who were generally very anti-communistic and patriotic, got into a scuffle with protesters. The police jumped into the fray as well.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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