A powerful bomb, apparently planted as an anti-war protest, exploded today (Monday, 1 March) in the Capitol, home of the United States Congress in Washington.
GV (Night) Capitol Building floodlit
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SV Onlookers standing about
MV & SV Police with spades searching rubble (3 shots)
SV Ceiling TILT DOWN showing damage in shower room
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Background: A powerful bomb, apparently planted as an anti-war protest, exploded today (Monday, 1 March) in the Capitol, home of the United States Congress in Washington. The explosion caused damage in seven rooms but no-one was injured. Earlier an anonymous caller telephoned police on duty at the building and told them to evacuate it as a bomb was due to go off. Washington politicians linked the blast with protests about the war in Vietnam and Laos. The last people to damage the Capitol were the British - they burned the Congressional Building 1814.
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