The Hard Hat Riot Started Here

Manhattan: Financial District/
Northeast corner of Wall St. and Nassau Street

Hundreds of students gathered at a lunchtime rally here, on May 8, 1970, to protest the Vietnam War and the recent Kent State campus shootings. The gathering was attacked by a mass of construction workers, mostly from the World Trade Center site. About 70 people were injured.

Posted March 2, 2014 by gstavrou

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