Story: Public protest

Vietnam War sit-in

Vietnam War sit-in

Police begin removing a group of anti-Vietnam War demonstrators who staged a sit-in outside the prime minister’s suite of offices in Parliament buildings in June 1965. The government had recently sent troops to fight alongside South Vietnamese forces against communist North Vietnam. The group were protesting that decision.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Morrie Hill Collection (PAColl-4814)
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Photograph by Morrie Hill

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Ben Schrader, 'Public protest - Sit-ins and occupations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2021)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2015