Dissent: 1960

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HUAC ProtestHUAC ProtestHUAC conducts hearings in San Francisco’s City Hall, drawing hundreds of protestors, mainly college students. Without warning, police turn fire hoses on the protestors and push them down the staircase in the building’s rotunda. The following day, 5,000 people gather in front of City Hall to protest against HUAC. 

Frank Wilkinson and Dick Criley found theNational Committee to Abolish HUAC.