In early 1969, Jacques Pompidou arrived in New York and Betar decided to protest his anti-Israel position and statements. I even think that the NY Zionist Youth Council printed off rolls of round stickers for the subways, etc. and announcing a major demo near the UN with the logo: "J'Accuse, Pompidou".
The separate Betar action was planned to be a sit-down in front of the French Consulate-General on Fifth Avenue.
Instead of managing to get our backs to the building, when we dashed across from Central Park, the presence of closing in police, I recall, forced us to basically end up lined out towards the street making it a very short game of "embassy drag".
Here's Barry Liben being escorted away:
I seem to recall another photo that made it into either the Post or Mirror with Barry, with handcuffs on, having his arms raised behind him and a very painful expression on his face.
Can I ask the Betarim:
a) anyone have any other momentos that we can scan? clippings?
b) who participated?
c) personal reminisces?