Stop the Draft, December, 1967

Draft Cards Burning, Sit ins, Stop the Draft Week

Public Draft Card Burning,December, 1967 Stop the Draft Week

Public Draft Card Burning,December, 1967 Stop the Draft Week

Stop the Draft Week in December, 1967 at the Oakland Army Induction Center on Clay Street in downtown Oakland, California had many of the same actions that happened in October, 1967, just two months earlier.  There was civil disobedience.  Protesters blocked the doorway of the Center and were arrested.  This time, protesters also sat down in front of the buses full of draftees.  Draft eligible protesters publicly burned their draft cards in an open show of defiance against the draft and the laws that made it illegal to burn your draft card.  Noticeably different in these photos is moderation of the police response.  The streets were not cleared of protesters.  Police did not stand with billy clubs at the ready.  In the end, the draftees went into the center and the war machine continued.

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