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Series
MPR News Feature
Clip
People's Blockade protestors arrested at Twin Cities Arsenal ammunition plant
Contributing Organization
Minnesota Public Radio (St. Paul, Minnesota)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/43-gb1xd0r648
MPR File Name
file_metadata_10390739
MPR System ID
1972-09-08_drl_Peoples Blockade_AAPP87_1644.L
Description
This recording features a September 9th, 1972 statement from a member of the Twin Cities People's Blockade, a protest group that had blocked train tracks to the Twin City Arsenal Statement in protest of the Vietnam War previously that month. Hoping to raise awareness about the production of ammunition at the Arsenal and about the destructiveness of the Vietnam War, the protesters decided to block train entry to the arsenal and planted a nine foot cross and olive tree in the tracks. The member also describes the group's decision to use non-violent resistance by lying on the tracks in front of an oncoming train and also speaks about their arrests. According to the statement, seven protesters took part in the blockade and two were arrested in this local event while 20 additional blockades took place across the country.
Asset type
Clip
Genres
Unedited
News
Topics
News
War and Conflict
Contributor
Morgan, Hugh, , Reporter
Publisher
Minnesota Public Radio, Release Agent
Rights
Unspecified (Content status: Edited program); Unspecified (Created or licensed from third party: No); Unspecified (Any explicit usage restrictions: No); Unspecified (Any distribution restrictions: Yes); Unspecified (Created by station only: Yes); Unspecified (Is part of content in public domain: No); Unspecified (Produced or funded by third party: No)
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:02:33
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Citation
Chicago: “MPR News Feature; People's Blockade protestors arrested at Twin Cities Arsenal ammunition plant ,” Minnesota Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 22, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_43-gb1xd0r648.
MLA: “MPR News Feature; People's Blockade protestors arrested at Twin Cities Arsenal ammunition plant .” Minnesota Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 22, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_43-gb1xd0r648>.
APA: MPR News Feature; People's Blockade protestors arrested at Twin Cities Arsenal ammunition plant . Boston, MA: Minnesota Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_43-gb1xd0r648