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Convention / Demonstrators / Violence #199422

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Demonstrators charge police brutality after last night's clash.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Militants seized statue last night and 5 hour battle began. Film shows incident and its results. 50 injured and 150 arrested. Police used night sticks, tear gas and mace. 14 newsmen injured, incling. CBS cameraman Delos Hall, shown on film. [HALL - explains how he got hit in head with club by policeman after he said he was CBS News.] News eds., city aldermen and clergy criticize police. [Reverend Bruce YOUNG - says asked bps. and denominational leaders to meet and confront Mayor Daley with his ridiculous posture with regard to Lincoln Park. It'll produce blood-bath if it conts. Defense of his manhood isn't at stake, but freedom of assembly and dissent is issue.] [US Attorney Thomas FORAN - says force had to be used to get mob out of park They weren't going to go, but were going to fight.] Demonstrators march on sts. again. Demand Democrats discuss emergency and vow to confront police again if curfew enforced. Those from out-of-town with no money have nothing to lose.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John

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