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Before the Mass Arrest, NYC 1967

Before the Mass Arrest, NYC 1967

A group of musicians was performing in Tompkins Square Park on Memorial Day 1967. They had a city-issued troubadour permit. But when local World War II veterans complained to the police "dirty hippies" were making peaceful music on a war holiday, the cops busted everybody in sight. Published in Newsweek and -- according to my agent (I saw the check but not the tear sheet) -- also in Paris-Match.

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