New York construction workers, who on Friday tried to break up a peace march, yesterday (Monday) staged a demonstration of their own to support United States intervention in Cambodia.
MV Police escorting construction workers through streets
MV Ditto, one demonstrator carrying U.S. flag
MV Child on man's shoulder (2 shots)
CU Demonstrators into square
MV PAN ACROSS Mounted police to barricade, crowds beyond
MV Police and demonstrators
MV Crowds and police with anti-Lindsay posters
MV Ditto with pro-Nixon and Agnew posters
CU Crowds with "Honour America" poster and chanting "Lindsay must go"
CU Demonstrators cheering PAN UP TO pro-Nixon poster
LV Crowds around rostrum with demonstrators and banners
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Background: New York construction workers, who on Friday tried to break up a peace march, yesterday (Monday) staged a demonstration of their own to support United States intervention in Cambodia.
Joined by longshoremen, the construction workers marched on City Hall, chanting support for President Nixon's Cambodia policy and condemning New york's Mayor John Lindsay for his sympathy towards anti-war demonstrators.
A strong police escort patrolled the demonstration and cordoned off City Hall. There were a few arrests but no reports of violence. The march came as a complete contrast to Friday's skirmishes, when more than 70 people were injured and when the construction men threatened to storm City Hall.
Some shoppers and office workers from the Wall Street area joined in the demonstration. In a wave a nationalistic fervour, the marchers shouted their approval for Vice President Agnew -- outspoken opponent of student demonstrations -- and chanted "God bless the Establishment' and "Lindsay must go".