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Campaign `72 / Republican Convention Demonstration #22053

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 23, 1972
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(Studio) Tonight at Republican national conv., President Richard Nixon will accept party's. nom. for 2nd term. Outside, peace demonstrators will attempt to block Convention Hall.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Miami Beach, Florida) Young protesters know they will be outorganized, outgunned, and outnumbered by police. Protest leaders, include Rennie Davis, urges colleagues to nonviolent action. [Demonstrator says he's against violence in Vietnam and Miami Beach. Knows some protesters want confrontation with police, but opposes it.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Miami Beach, Florida) Police build wall of buses around Convention Hall. Miami police stationed inside Hall. Florida highway patrol and others will be outside. Shopkeepers head up windows. Protesters infiltrated with Secret Service and FBI plainclothes agents. 2000 National Guard stand by at nearby high school. Marines and paratroopers ready also.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Reporter(s):
Jackson, Gregory;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tucker, Lem
Duration:
00:04:20

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