Grosvenor Square Riots, 1968 / Vintage Press Prints
A selection of vintage press prints that document the Anti-Vietnam War protest in which police and protesters fought outside the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square, London.
“The anti-Vietnam War march to the American Embassy in London was one of the most iconic political events of the late sixties: I wanted to cover the whole march, from start to finish, so I used a bicycle to get about. I captured the leaders en route, but I knew that there was a good chance that something would kick off in Grosvenor Square, so I raced ahead, got there two hours before the marchers did, and was inside the police line when they arrived. I got smashed across the head by a demonstrator for my trouble.”
11 silver gelatin press prints – 20 x 29cm
Quote by David Hurn from the book ‘The 1960s Photographed by David Hurn’ published by Reel Art Press, 2015 Copyright © in format Rare Art Press Ltd., 2015