Grosvenor Square Riots, 1968

An anti-Vietnam war demonstration, Grosvenor Square, London, England, 1968 © David Hurn / Magnum Photos

An anti-Vietnam war demonstration, Grosvenor Square, London, England, 1968 © David Hurn / Magnum Photos

An anti-Vietnam war demonstration, Grosvenor Square, London, England, 1968 © David Hurn / Magnum Photos

Grosvenor Square Riots, 1968 / Vintage Press Prints

A selection of 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

 

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