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200 Marched for Peace

Nelson's protest against the war in Indochina was a quiet and orderly affair with about 200 people, mainly young, participating. There were few incidents and the minor flour bombing episodes were ignored.

Perhaps the flour bomb throwers and the R.S.A. members who stood outside their headquarters and laughed at the procession could arrange a meeting among themselves on the Wakapuaka mudflats. The flour throwers could throw themselves silly and the laughers could do likewise. And Nobody Could Care Less.

The procession moved through Nelson streets and finished at the Church Steps where several speakers addressed the crowd. The end of the march also marked the end of the threeday fast by Mrs V. Mackie, Mr A. C. Barrington and Mr J. A. K. Farrell who protested against the war in a more demanding manner.


The end of the march and about 200 protesters gather at the Church Steps to listen to several speakers


Nearing the end of their fast were Mr Barrington, Mrs Mackie and Mr Farrell. During their fast the trio spoke to many people and distributed pamphlets



A section of the crowd who marched in protest against the war. The placards speak for their bearers


Thirty-five drum beats outside the Nelson Army Headquarters signified the number of New Zealander's dead in the conflict


Protesting can be a family thing


The procession moves across the intersection of Hardy and Rutherford Streets