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Draft card burned outside Selective Service HQ: 1970 | by Washington Area Spark
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Draft card burned outside Selective Service HQ: 1970

A man wearing a helmet with a peace sign burns his draft card outside the Selective Service System headquarters at 1724 F Street NW, Washington, DC March 19, 1970.


A coffin filled with draft cards was also delivered to the office.


The anti-draft demonstrations took place in more than 100 cities over a three day period following a call of the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam and carried out largely by local units of the Society of Friends and the War Resisters League.


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Photograph by either Marion S. Trisoko or Thomas J. O'Halloran. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, reproduction number: LC-DIG-ds-07266 (digital file from original item).

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Taken on March 19, 1970