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Campus Unrest / Wisconsin #203883

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 1969
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(Studio) Issue at University Wisconsin turns from Reserve Officers' Training Corps and black studies to police handling of protesters.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Madison, WI) At gathering students ask for study of police brutality. Mayor says he couldn't promise such. Police confront students trying to hold block dance. State Saint becomes battleground. Tear gas used. [SAILOR - says police threw tear gas.] [Alderman Paul SOGLIN - cites police beating up kids in hses. and using tear gas everywhere. Makes 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention look like panty raid.] Madison newspaper accuses students and police of extremism.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

Cronkite, Walter;
Fromson, Murray

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