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Democratic Convention / Protests and Military / McCarthy #199351

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 1968
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(Studio) "Chicago Daily News" reports 7,500 regular Army troops train for possible duty in Chicago.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) National Mobilization to end Vietnam war trains cadre for march on International Amphitheatre on nomination night. Group chants "left-right" in Japanese and practices technique borrowed from Tokyo student demonstrations. 1st aid instruction also given [FEMALE - explains what to do for sprains.] [War Protest leader Rennie DAVIS - resents military answer by United States to deep social and political grievances. Wants to protect those coming to Chicago.] Mobilization hope for 100,000 by nomination night.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Pro-McCarthy group Coalition For Open Convention, drops plans for big demonstration over wkend. Spokesperson tells reporter John Laurence that officials block all their efforts for massive but orderly rally.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:03:10

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