The Whole World is Watching

This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access… read more

This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access to government buildings and disrupting traffic, activists sought to “shut down the federal government” as stated in their widely-circulated “May Day Tactical Manual.” On May 3, 1971, more than 7,000 protesters were arrested for failing to leave their campsites in West Potomac Park - the largest mass arrest in U.S. history. The film is shown courtesy of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the distributor and copyright holder. close

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The Whole World is Watching

Program ID:
464909-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 12, 2019 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 19, 2019 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Oct 12, 2019 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 13, 2019 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 14, 2019 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 19, 2019 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3