CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 28, 1972
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(Studio) Miami Beach, Florida, City Council offers 2 locations for nondelegate campsites during convs., Haulover Park and Watson Island, both miles away from Convention Hall.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Miami, Florida) Yippies Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin stress nonviolence at `72 convs. in order not to detract from real issues. [RUBIN - says demonstrators don't want another Chicago; want a peaceful protest, alliance with senior citizens.] Youth International Party (Yippies) set up headquarters They emphasize doing nothing to embarrass Democrats; concentrate on beating Republicans [Miami Convs. coalition, Shari WHITEHEAD - says no confrontation expected. People should have right to express dissatisfaction without fear of losing life.] National Welfare Rights Org. plans rallies from ghetto Baptist church. [NWRO, Wilbur COLOM - says peaceful march planned.] [Southern Christian Ldrship Conf. Chairperson, Reverend Ralph ABERNATHY - calls on City Council to permit construction of Resurrection City #2 for conv. protesters.] [Miami Beach residents urge strong laws against demonstrators.] (Homestead AFB) United States Army prepares for convention in case violence erupts anyway.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne