CBS Evening News for Monday, May 03, 1971
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(Studio) Washington, DC police thwart anti-war protesters plans to halt government
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Demonstrators only block few hwys. briefly; film shows police chasing protesters, using tear gas; protesters slash tires. [Senator Paul J. FANNIN - says tire slashing destruction of property; more importantly protesters disrupting government] Police arrest over 7,000; 2,000 held at practice football field. [Rennie DAVIS - says failed to out maneuver police or show military superiority; thinks potential exists for events leading to end Vietnam War.] Davis arrested for conspiracy; attempts to prevent government workers from going to jobs. [DC Police Chief Jerry WILSON - says protesters had little effect on closing government; disruption of morning rush hour comparable to heavy rain.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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