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Miami Beach / Pol. Conventions #223708

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 30, 1972
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(Studio) No. of police to be on hand in Miami Beach for national convs. doubled in an effort to reduce need for National Guard or Army troops in case of trouble.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami Beach, Florida) Residents fear repeat of Chicago 1968 convention Official scene of struggle between those advocating an open hand to protesting groups and those for a closed fist is Miami Beach city council Justice Department sent tough, out-of-town, riot-control experts to talk to city cnclmen. DC's Department Police Chief Theodore Zanders and others have convinced cncl. a hard line is best, include denying the parks and golf courses Mayor Chuck Hall wanted to make available as campsites to protest groups. Hall's plans for coolness in Miami depend largely on Police Chief Rocky Pomerance. [POMERANCE - finds it encouraging that all protestors say they want peaceful demonstrations. Says city recognizes right of peaceful dissent.] Yippies plan to start camping out Monday
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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