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Washington, DC / Anti-War Demonstrations #15696

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 03, 1971
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(Studio) Protest Leader Rennie Davis arrested for conspiracy; attempted to intimidate government employees.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) 7,000 arrested demonstrators held at football field; protesters form huge human peace sign. [Rennie DAVIS - says failed to out maneuver police or show military superiority. Activities continue until message communicated: only way to stop war through resistance of American people.] [White House communications Director Herbert KLEIN - says demonstrators behaved as if today, day of no law.] [DC Police Chief Jerry WILSON - says police achieved objective of keeping government open; arrest law violators.] Most congmen. condemn demonstrations today.

(Studio) Mrs. Nixon held luncheon for congmen. wives; President Nixon returning from San Clemente.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Clark, Bob;
Smith, Howard K.

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