Voice of the PEOPLE
This week's question--HOW DID YOU REACT TO THE DEMONSTRATIONS IN WASHINGTON THAT BEGAN MAY 1ST?
FRED WALKERSANE, sanitation worker: You see I go by the Bible. The Bible says "Thou shalt not kill", right ? OK, well now we have this war, where boys are being payed to go out and kill, right? They're PAYING them to murder, when people are hungry here. And what good is it for man to go on to the moon when they ain't doing anything down here on earth. We gotta do something.
ILENE, junior high school student: I thought it was shitty when they got teargassed but when someone threw shit at a cop it really bogued me out. Because he may not be a bogue cop, but when he's just sitting there maybe since 6:00 in the morning, just sitting there and trying to be cool, and then someone just throws shit at him, it really bogued me out.
FRED KURZ, unemployed: I don't think they got the total effect they wanted because the cops pulled some surprise moves. I thought it was the best demonstration yet, one of the best yet for sure. You could see a lot of Power to the People when there was thousands af people next to all those important government buildings. Just to get that many right on people there was out of sight.
DENNIS ELLIOT, salesman, Cleveland, Ohio: It's proving more and more so to be an unpopular war and maybe it's time the people should be heard from, I don't like the civil disobedience tactics at all--I'm an ex-Marine and I don't believe that's the way it should be done. I also don't believe we should be in Southeast Asia.
JUDY HARARY, student at the University: I'm not really sure what they're trying to do, all I know about is that they were sitting in the streets. They want to stop the war, but that wasn't the right way to go about doing it. You have to have support, from the Senators, from labor--you have to have the masses of people on your side.