Protesters interrupt 161 Battery parade in Auckland, 1971

Police remove protesters attempting to block the progress of the Band of the Royal New Zealand Artillery during a civic parade in Auckland, 12 May 1971. The parade was part of a civic reception organised to welcome home 161 Battery RNZA and 4 Troop NZSAS from their deployment in Vietnam.

In the foreground of the photo are (left to right): Graham Barker, Brian Edmonds, Drum Major Tom Gannon (with protester), Bruce Cornwell, ?, Jim Cairney.

See more images of the parade here.


Image courtesy Brian Edmonds

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