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1970 Disneyland
August 1, 1970

August 6--300 Yippies protesting the Vietnam War invade the park . The date picked was the 25th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing. Some parade down Main Street USA and speak of 'liberating' Minnie Mouse. Others take over Fort Wilderness on Tom Sawyer's Island, yank down the 15 star American flag and raise a Viet Cong flag in its place. The protest escalates when the park is ordered closed at 7 PM and 30,000 guests are escorted out. Trash cans are set on fire and rocks and debris are thrown at police blocking the main gate. Police make 23 arrests.

His Excellency Tupua Tamasese Lealofi IV, Prime Minister of Western Samoa Visits Disneyland

President Joseph Mobutu of the Congo Republic Visits Disneyland
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