PhotoFiles: 1960s-70s protests in Lincoln and beyond Oct 20, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save See a selection of photos from protests of the Vietnam War and more in archive photos from the 1960s and early '70s. Nebraska State Capitol Protest Demonstrators oppose the Vietnam War on the steps of the Nebraska State Capitol building in 1971. Journal Star file photo Children walk in protest On March 26, 1972, more than 200 people marched from the statehouse in Lincoln as part of a nationwide protest of the Family Assistance Plan. Journal Star file photo Memorial Park Demonstration Omaha Police Chief James Anderson employs a bullhorn in an attempt to persuade an unruly crowd of some 400-500 young people to leave Memorial Park in accordance to a newly imposed curfew. AP WIREPHOTO Women take back the night march Marcee Metzger (far right) marches to protest sexual assault against women at a 1979 "Take Back the Night" march in Lincoln. Metzger has played an instrumental role in changing laws and attitudes towards victims of domestic and sexual abuse for 42 years. Journal Star file photo Remembering the lost A former Marine bows his head as the names of the Colorado servicemen killed in Vietnam were read during a rally on the steps of the state Capitol in 1969. AP file photo Support of President Nixon On Jan. 11, 1974, about 60 Lincolnites joined a national prayer and fast to support President Nixon. They met briefly on the steps before rallying in the rotunda for songs and speeches, calling for America to unite and forgive. Journal Star file photo Dethroning of King Richard After listening to his inaugural address at the United Ministries of Higher Education building, 75 people marched through downtown Lincoln demanding the resignation of President Nixon in 1973. Journal Star file photo Protestor at Elwood Park Omaha police drag away a protestor from Elwood Park after an estimated 300 youth clashed with police on the night of July 8, 1971. AP WIREPHOTO Lincoln State Capitol Demonstration Demonstrators lay on the Nebraska State Capitol steps to oppose the Vietnam War in 1971. Journal Star file photo Washington Monument March In 1969, tens of thousands of young Americans gather at the base of the Washington Monument to proclaim their opposition to the Vietnam War. Journal Star file photo Support of President Nixon Signs backing President Nixon's handling of the Vietnam situation are on display at the rear of a crowd attending a Moratorium Day rally on the campus of Whittier College in 1969. AP WIREPHOTO March through San Francisco Marchers protesting the Vietnam War fill Gerry Street in San Francisco in 1969. The march concluded with a rally at the Golden Gate Bridge in the afternoon. AP WIREPHOTO United Nations Plaza Protest This is the scene on the United Nations Plaza in New York as a massive group of peace demonstrators gathered to protest the Vietnam War in 1967. AP WIREPHOTO Wisconsin State Capitol Protest In 1972, a line of police kept anti-war protesters from entering the Wisconsin State Capitol. AP WIREPHOTO Tags History Sweeps Local-history Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments Most Popular Conditions ripe for repeat of spring flooding in Nebraska, experts say Remains found by Nebraska rancher thought to be those of one of brothers killed, dumped in manure pile 36-year-old man brought to Nebraska to face child sex assault charge Two women driving the same car in downtown Lincoln suspected of DUI, police say Area banks to merge, buy troubled Nebraska bank View All Promotions promotion We can deliver obituaries to your email. Sign up here. promotion What will you discover in the The Lincoln Journal Star archives?