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Reaction to the Yorkville sit-in incident

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.

CBC radio reports on the reaction to the use of police force at the August 1967 Yorkville sit-in.

Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: Aug. 21, 1967
Guest(s): David Depoe, Allan Lamport, James Mackey, Clay Ruby
Host: Bill Hawes, John O'Leary
Duration: 5:14

Last updated: February 13, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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