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If the Government Won't Stop

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if the government won't stop the war we'll stop the government Washington May Day
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N.G. SLATER CORP. N.Y.C. 11 union bug

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The May Day protests against the Vietnam War were held in Washington, DC, in 1971.  The goal of protestors was to take over the downtown streets and prevent government officials from going to their offices.  Their slogan was, “If the government won’t stop the war, we’ll stop the government”.  The May 1st protests resulted in the arrests of over 13,000 protestors.  While the government did not shut down, the protests further soured public opinion of President Nixon and potentially resulted in troops leaving Vietnam more quickly.

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