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Following a march through Times Square to Duffy Square, John and Yoko addressed the crowd and led them through a rendition of Give Peace A Chance backed by an unknown group of musicians.

John Lennon's spoken introduction :

We aren’t used to speaking, but we all know why we’re here. It’s great that you came in the rain. I read somewhere that the war movement was over… ha ha! We’re here to bring the boys home, but let’s not forget the machine! Bring the machine home, and then we’ll really get somewhere.

It was a cold, rainy day, the streets were thronged with about 35,000 chilly, wet people. As they approached Times Square cheers went up as they saw a headline about the march go around the “news zipper.” 

The march turned east at 42nd Street and ended in Bryant Park, where a stage for speakers was set up near the southwest corner.

Among the speakers was John Kerry, representing the Vietnam Veterans Against The War (VVAW).