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Proudly They Came (2): 1970 | by Washington Area Spark
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Proudly They Came (2): 1970

Protesters at the opening ceremonies of the July 4, 1970 Honor America Day march through the reflecting pool toward the stage at the Lincoln Memorial.

 

Police later used tear gas to break up several thousand protesters who demanded an end to the war in Indochina and legalization of marijuana.

 

Nixon’s closest supporters organized Honor America Day after the U.S. was wracked by protests following Nixon’s April 30 announcement that America was expanding the war in Vietnam by invading Cambodia.

 

Protesters commemorated Honor America Day by holding an annual “smoke-in” on July 4 to demand legalization of marijuana.

 

For more information and related images, see flic.kr/s/aHsk6Z5oFm

 

For information and related images for the 1973 smoke-in, see flic.kr/s/aHsjtBD68C

 

For information and images related to the 1979 smoke-in, see flic.kr/s/aHsjDAiRxW

 

Photographer is unknown. The image is an auction find.

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Taken on July 4, 1970