National Affairs: The Demonstrators

The executions touched off wild scenes and wilder words around the world.

In New York City's Union Square, barricaded by police, a crowd of 5,000 took its cue from prompters on a sound truck, wept through the time of electrocution, sang Go Down, Moses, abused President Eisenhower as "bloodthirsty," shouted a pledge to carry on the work of the Rosenbergs until "we have created a world of peace and beauty."

In Washington, a mixed crowd, cheering and sobbing, milled around the White House. The Rosenbergs' counsel, Emanuel Bloch, railed against the U.S. Government: "Much...

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