DC Anti-Vietnam War: 1965
Although several small demonstrations against U.S. military involvement in Vietnam occurred in 1964, mass demonstrations and resistance began in earnest in 1965.

The first mass action in Washington, D.C. occurred April 17, 1965 when the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sponsored a march. Over 25,000 attended, far exceeding anyone’s expectations.

Demonstrations, non-violent resistance and violent opposition grew in the subsequent years. By 1970 overwhelming majorities opposed the war in Indochina and the U.S. ultimately entered into a peace treaty with the Vietnamese in 1973. The country was freed of foreign domination in 1976 when the military forces of North Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam defeated the U.S.-backed Saigon government.
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