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Demo. National Convention / Security #224180

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 04, 1972
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(Studio) Security forces for Democratic national convention increased to prevent recurrence of 1968. Miami Beach police reinforced with state and county forces, 2,300 army troops based nearby. 3000 Florida National Guard near Miami Beach by Sunday Measures also taken for security inside hall.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) June 30 at Democratic credentials committee things fairly wild. Therefore special concern for events inside convention hall in Miami Beach.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Miami Beach, Florida) Podium is a fortress podium, unreachable from conv. floor. Delegates telephone to switchboard on podium for recognition. Designed to prevent any angry delegates from seizing control of convention by force, and to provide maximum protection for president candidates. [James MACDONALD, in charge of convention hall security - anticipates rough conv. from standpoint of floor and gallery demonstrations. Demonstration area provided outside for orderly dissent.] Signs of security precautions: guards checking visitors' credentials and barbed wire, already visible.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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