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Black Panthers / Illinois Shootout #204853

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1969
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(Studio) Police and Negroes fight pre-dawn battle at Illinois Black Panther headquarters
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Shootout lasted 30 minutes. 3 Panthers arrested. Several police wounded. Panthers accuse police of deliberately destroying headquarters Ofr. Richard Curley says he and others fired upon after they tried to stop 2 Panthers from leaving with shotgun.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Chicago, Illinois) [CURLEY - says men ran back inside when we got out of car and fired shots upon partner and me.]
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(Chicago, Illinois) [Panther Finance Min. Barbara SANKEY - says Curley started shooting 1st. Brothers defended selves according to Const. rights. Bros. arrested and police set headquarters on fire.] 3 charged with attempted murder.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Fromson, Murray;
Pappas, Ike

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