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Convention / Protesters vs. Police / Reaction #199451

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 29, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Ldrs. of anti-war demonstrators condemn Humphrey choice and urge followers to go home and work against Vice PresidentClashes occur in front of Democratic Hdqtrs. Hotel.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Noisy and non-violent crowd in sts. when police charge Demonstrators and bystanders beaten. Many of 300 injured were visiting conventioneers, McCarthy campaign workers and other onlookers. 29 police injured. 250 arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assaulting police 100s delegates stage 3 a.m. march from International Amphitheatre to scene of violence with lighted candles. March is reverse denied to protesters. Police and National Guard allow demonstrators to gather in Grant Park and violence stops. When Guard relieves police, protesters cheer. 1,000 hold rally today. Rennie Davis condemns Mayor Richard Daley and vows to lead protests against administration policy. Police Department calls administration leaders Communists Daley defends his orders. [DALEY - says some police may have overacted, but to judge actions of all by those of few same as judging all youth by actions of mob. City doesn't condone brutality but won't permit lawless violent group of terrorists to menace lives of millions, destroy purpose of convention and take over city's sts.] Protesters succeed in attracting, involving and radicalizing much larger group of young. strengthened militant anti-war movement.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Convention Hall) Humphrey denounces storm trooper tactics. Says no 1 can choose laws they'll abide by. McCarthy and McGovern condemn police action.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) [MCCARTHY - says proved something with regard to Americans They've made judgment that pols. were afraid to face up to. People say Vietnam policy should be judged. Stalled but not stopped. Will carry issue to population judgment and hope it'll bear on 2 nominees. Won't endorse either 1.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John
Duration:
00:06:20

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