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Police raid Montreal coffeehouse

Flowers and free love. Antiwar marches and acid tests. In the mid to late 1960s, youth across North America and Europe began to "turn on, tune in and drop out." Fed up with the establishment — parents, schools, police — they went looking for a new way of life. To Toronto's Yorkville and Vancouver's Kitsilano district they came, preaching peace, love and non-conformity.

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 A young 'hippie girl' candidly describes her experience with a police raid.

Medium: Radio
Program: Concern
Broadcast Date: July 9, 1968
Host: Peter Meggs
Duration: 5:41

Last updated: February 13, 2013

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