Women antiwar protesters disrupt ROTC parade at University of Washington on May 2, 1922.

  • By David Wilma
  • Posted 8/30/2000
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 2636
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On May 2, 1922, six women antiwar protesters disrupt a parade by members of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) on the campus of the University of Washington. The women shout "War is the arch enemy of the youth of the race!" and hand out leaflets opposing war.

"Campus Cop" Fred Bloom ended the disruption by seizing the literature. The women represented The Women's National Trade Union League, The Washington State Committee for the Reduction of Armaments by Mutual Consent, and the International League of Peace.


"Cop on Campus Routs Squadron of Six Women," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 3, 1922, p. 3.

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