Union Square Rally (Updated over a year ago)
A KQED report from Union Square in downtown San Francisco featuring a pro Samuel Hayakawa rally. The college president's supporters enjoy live music from the Red Garter band and struggle to speak over the shouts of anti-Hayakawa protesters. Bitter disputes erupt among the crowd between rival factions, as they try to drown each other out. Strikers chant: "on strike, shut it down!" and "no racist law!" One old woman spits: "go to work!" in reply. There are also a number of interviews with bystanders who express their differing opinions. This contains excellent footage which is clearly intended to portray the student unrest as being a divisive social issue.
Tags: chanting slogans, committee for an academic environment, interviews, kqn 204, president samuel i hayakawa, public speaking & announcements, red garter, reporters, union house, union square rally
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on September 24, 2011.
- Type of material: archival news film
- Duration: 5:10
- Rights for this video belong to: NCPB/KQED
- Recording medium: 16mm, b&w magnetic sound film (damaged)
- Date aired: 1/17/1969
- Originally aired on: KQED News
- KQN 204.mp4 (43.15 MB – MPEG4 video)
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