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Convention / Demonstrations / Violence / Police #199434

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Protesters threaten march on International Amphitheatre. Report on 1st encounter.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) 10,000 anti-war protesters gather in Grant Park before march on Amphitheatre. Police pass out leaflets and warn crowd of arrest if they march. Police arrest youth for lowering American flag to 1/2 mast. Battle begins. Police so outnumbered at 1st that they were defenseless. Objects thrown at police; police used mace and smoke grenades. Grenade thrown back at police. After 15 minute battle, reinforced police closed ranks and advanced on crowd. 20 rebels injured. National Guard comes in later.
REPORTER: John Laurence Filmed By: Jim Kartes

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John

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