“Stop being juveniles,” a Lindsay aide, Donald Evans, admonished a construction worker. “What do you mean, being a juvenile?” he replied, punching Mr. Evans on the chin.On May 8, 1970, New York mayor John Lindsay order that all flags on city buildings lowered to half staff, in memory of the students who’d died in the Kent State shootings four days earlier.Construction workers at the World Trade Center building site got wind of the plan. When anti-war protester assembled at the George Washington statue on Wall Street that day — complete with Viet Cong flags — suits and hard hats joined forces against the hippies, in one of the weirdest 70s events you’ve never heard of: the Hard Hat Riot.
I agree this would make a good film.
Blogging has been light, little things keep gettin in the way, like work and making me Sainted Irish Ma tea, and lots of it…