Protests: And Now the Vietnik

A ragtag collection of the unshaven and unscrubbed — they could be called Vietniks — turned out last weekend to promote the most popular new anti-cause. Celebrating two grandly styled International Days of Protest, a nationwide series of demonstrations against U.S. policy in Viet Nam, they battered eardrums on campuses and street corners, but found in many cases that they were outnumbered and outshouted by supporters of their nation's foreign policy.

The organization nominally behind the demonstrations is the National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Viet Nam. A two-month-old shoe...

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