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The Hard Hat Riot occurred on May 8, 1970, in New York City. It started around noon when about 200 construction workers were mobilized by the New York State AFL-CIO to attack some 1,000 college and high school students and others who were protesting the May 4 Kent State shootings, the Vietnam War, and the April 30 announcement by President Richard Nixon of the U.S. invasion of Cambodia.
What was their reasoning behind supporting it? It’s ironic that no one here is of the draft age anymore.
In hindsight I can’t fathom a reason why anyone would have supported that war.
Traffic lights from my childhood: no yellow, only red and green. "Yellow" would be designated by simultaneously lighting green and red
If you haven’t already,
Watch Ken Burns’ documentary on the Vietnam War. I believe it’s on Netflix still.
I find it a little funny / odd looking at the guy ( front middle ) wearing a blue suit and a yellow hard hat, with the smug smile.
I doubt that guy did one day’s hard work in his life.
It’s also a little funny / odd to see a labor union supporting the Republican Party… Ten years later and ever since the Republicans have been trying to destroy Unions… But that’s more an issue of the paradox of history…
True Americans! This is the side you didn’t see, normal people supporting our soldiers overseas.
"Red Mayor Lindsay" If I am not mistaken, he ran for president a few years later. My parents took us to the 3 domes in Milwaukee and he was standing there at the entrance shaking hands. There was hardly anyone around. Another random memory of that day; while crossing the parking lot I saw a bunch of bumper stickers laying in a puddle with something about P.O.W’s and M.I A.’s printed on them.
Not many of them look young enough to be drafted
Just look at that sea of middle aged white dudes.
Workin class whites duped by cons is a timeless tale
I’ve got serious doubts that any of those people saw any combat in their lives. The biggest cowards are always the sort to scream loudest for war.
Another link between the Mafia and the government.
As my hippie parents wold explain it, these were the ones who were confused and in favor of the war, despite half of us not knowing what were doing over there to those poor people.