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Convention / Yippies / Protest Groups #1423

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 23, 1968
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(Studio) Yippies bring out their Presidential candidate.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) Nominee is pig named Pigasus. Pig seized and 10 Yippies arrested. Report on Yippies and other groups.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

(Chicago, Illinois) Flower children train as marshals for demonstrations. Kicking and other tactics taught. Mobilization to End War in Vietnam made up of several anti-war groups. [Group's Project Director Rennie DAVIS - says obligated to protect those coming to city to protest war on their right to speak out and against tactics being prepared against us.] Yippies hope to attract 100,000 to Lincoln Park for Festival of Life. [Youth International Party leader Abbie HOFFMAN - says demonstrators be ok if they stay in park Those that march downtown or on Amphitheatre will be risking their lives. Cops here are tough.] No black groups have announced plans for convention Daley mobilized security with ghettos 1st in mind. No public facilities allowed for protesters. Repressive tactics may bring about the violence city trying to avoid.
REPORTER: Jim Burnes

Burnes, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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