Brief view of people crowded at Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, near the Owl Drug store, during a general strike. The San Francisco City Hall is seen across the street. Crowds mill about in various areas of the city (This strike, in July 1934, grew out of a Seamen's and Longshoremen's strike and was soon joined by other labor organizations.) Vehicular traffic making its way with difficulty through the crowds on the street. Vigilantes with clubs keeping people away from side street where business owners cars are parked. Silhouette of California National Guard troops manning machine guns. Rioters gather on a road. Policemen or vigilante officers with rifles and gas canisters disperse crowd. Men run on the streets as policemen scatter the crowd. A sign for "H.A. Hopkins & Co" in background. Lamp lights and buildings on the street.
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