Alan arrived in Montreal in September 1968, an almost 18 year-old from New Jersey, and almost immediately got involved in radical politics: the student-left, anti-Vietnam War, Quebec, and more. This Montreal Matin photo, from an article describing an antiwar demonstration outside the US Consulate was the only time he made the front page. Pretty fast work for a kid who didn't know as much as he thought he did!

By the way- in the dramatic photo it looks as if he's being beaten by the police. In fact, he was hanging onto the police club to keep from falling; the police officer is not trying to hit him, merely to shake him loose.

1969 AZ newspaper
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