It started as a small peace activist groups on college campuses but gained national prominence in 1965. This all started after the United States bombed North Vietnam. Anybody that supported the anti-war movement thought war was wrong and peace was needed in the war not violence. One of the most biggest protests against the Vietnam War took place at the Lincoln Memorial.
Around 100,000 protesters gathered at the Lincoln Memorial and later 30,000 marched to the pentagon. It was a brutal conflict between officials and U.S. Marshals that were protecting the buildings. Hundreds and hundreds of protesters were arrested and one of them even wrote a book called armies of the night. The anti-war movement got huge support from Martin Luther King Jr when he went public about his opinion on war. He was a supporter of the anti-war movement because of the funds of the war and how many african americans were being killed in the war as