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Police and Demonstrators / McCarthy #1502

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 29, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Demonstration held in Grant Park today by hippies, yippies (Youth International Party) and other protest groups. Reverend Ralph David Abernathy and Poor Peoples Campaign leader open-housing marches in WI, Father James Groppi and civil rights activist and comedian, Dick Gregory there. National Guard between demonstrators and hotel. Senator McCarthy speak to group.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) Film of police-demonstrators confrontation shown. 267 arrested. 39 required hospitalization. Author Norman Mailer calls clash massacre. McCarthy shown greeting some of those injured. [MCCARTHY - greets 1 of injured. Tells some 1 to get the hell out of the way.] 600 delegates and alts. walked in candlelight procession on Michigan Avenue near close of demonstration.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

Reynolds, Frank

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