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Protesters ponder how to spoil Trump's July Fourth bash as their naked hippie forebears did to Nixon
by Steven Nelson
 | March 11, 2019 12:00 AM



Nearly a half century ago, President Richard Nixon's supporters felt the country needed a pep rally on the Fourth of July. But their plans took a turn for the worse when anti-war marijuana activists — some missing their clothes — entered the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and approached the stage.

Waving North Vietnam and cannabis-leaf flags, the group countered the speeches and music of “Honor America Day” with their own “Honor America Day Smoke-in," shoving vehicles into the water, chanting slogans, and stealing the show.

“The entire crowd hopped into the pool and walked past the police,” recalls Dana Beal, a lead organizer of the 1970 protest. “Three times the cops came in and dispersed us, but eventually they couldn’t disperse us because people came to watch the fireworks and it was too crowded.”

This year, President Trump risks a similar debacle, as activists mull what to do in response to his July Fourth “Salute to America” event, which he announced last month on Twitter, saying it would be “one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C.,” featuring “entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!”

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