Protest march in Dublin over American action in Vietnam.

More than 250 people take part in a march organised by the Irish Voice on Vietnam from Parnell Square to the Embassy of the United States of America in Ballsbridge and the Department of External Affairs.

The protesters are seeking the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Vietnam.

The organisers went ahead with the march in spite of President Lyndon Johnson’s decision to halt bombing in North Vietnam on 31 October 1968. While this decision is welcome, they want to see the United States of America negotiating directly with the National Liberation Front (NLF) which controls most of South Vietnam.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 2 November 1968. The footage shown here is mute.