Protest: Spirit of the People with Donald Macintyre

In 1968 thousands of people took to the streets of London to protest the Vietnam War. In March, 200 protesters were arrested during clashes with the Police outside the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square. In October, 25,000 people assembled to protest the war again but, despite concerns, it did not escalate to the levels of unrest seen earlier in the year. We spoke to journalist Donald Macintyre, who was present at both marches, about the political context of these events and also how they compare to modern marches against the Iraq War and Brexit. 


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Producer: Natt Tapley and Kathrin Benoehr

Audio: Felix Maynard

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