ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1972
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(Studio) Pentagon announces 2500 Army and Marine riot-control troops will be air lifted to Miami area. Advance unit Florida National Guard already on duty in convention city.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Miami Beach, Florida) If trouble comes during Democratic national conv., troops of Florida National Guard may be called on to handle it. Advance team prepares Miami Beach High School for arrival Sunday of 700 riot-trained troops. Additional 1300 National Guard troops to be stationed in other Miami schools. They will be under control of Miami Beach Police Chief Rocky Pomerance and will be equipped with M-16 rifles (unloaded), 12-gauge shotguns, night sticks and tear gas.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
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