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Campaign `72 / Republican Convention Demonstrations #21980

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 18, 1972
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(Studio) Troops sent to Miami area in case of violence from protesters.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Miami Beach, Florida) 2500 Army and Marine troops arrive at Homestead Air Force Base to be on hand in case of civil disturbance. At Flamingo Park several hundred nondelegates move in. They plan to block off Convention Hall next Wednesday night when President speaks.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

(Studio) A few minor incidents among protesters already reported.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Miami Beach, Florida) 3 young people attempt to enter Republican platform committee hearing and are bodily thrown out. Sherry Whitehead, Miami convention coalition (for protest groups) in 29th day of hunger strike to protest bombing of North Vietnam dikes. Miss Whitehead, Rennie Davis, and Jeff Nightbyrd (Yippie) enter public Republican platform hearing. They are escorted out by police. [WHITEHEAD - hopes people of American will insist on end to bombing of dikes.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

Jackson, Gregory;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tucker, Lem

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