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Campaign `72 / Convention Protest-McGovern #21445

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 12, 1972
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern, assured of Democrat President nomination, begins efforts to bring together a divided party
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Miami Beach, Florida) Tactical unit of Florida State Highway Patrol rushes into McGovern's hotel lobby, equipped with riot gear. They had been misinformed about an unruly crowd in Doral lobby. Crowd chants; troopers clear lobby taking McGovern aide Fred Dutton who was protesting their presence. Youth groups stage 1st demonstration against McGovern positions. As McGovern moves toward accommodation for party unification, fervent supporters on left let it be known they object.
REPORTER: Bill Matney

(Studio) Protests at McGovern's hotel triggered by statement he made on Vietnam. Several radical changes proposed for Democratic platform defeated, also angering some factions.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Matney, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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