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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 10. 1965.

Police Intervene

Police Intervene

The police arrived, asked who was in charge, and it was suggested that I act as spokesman for the group. We were told to leave. After some discussion with an older member of our group — a lawyer—who pointed out that we were within our rights, provided we kept moving on the footpath, and did not block it, we cut our numbers down to an overnight roster of six.

Those not on duty adjourned, some to sleep, but others to prepare the first of our many and varied publications, an open letter to Cabot Lodge supplemented with a four-page cyclostyled pamphlet on the situation in Vietnam.

The "Sunday News" was the only paper to reprint large portions of this open letter, which had given the reasons for our concern. Other papers were more concerned with the brief, but violent passage of the car, and the American Ambassador's report that his standard had disappeared. This made local and world headlines.