Detroit Provos Plan Halloween Protest


Fifth Estate # 39, October 1-15, 1967

A local demonstration is set for October 31, Halloween Night in protest against the war and LBJ, It will be a “grotesque, flashlight parade” by costumed marchers. The march will be in the form of a “provo demonstration’ according to Jon Schwartz, organizer of the protest.

“A provo demonstration,” Schwartz said, “takes advantage of local circumstances and traditions and in this case, combines the holiday spirit of Halloween with the tragic effects of the war in Vietnam.”

Those who participate are urged to wear costumes relating to the war, such as army uniforms, gas masks, etc. with musical instruments, noise makers, and placards relating to the theme.

More information on the demonstration will appear in the next issue.