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Campaign `72 / Convention Protesters #224184

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1972
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(Studio) Miami Beach, Florida City Council debates providing campsites for demonstrators expected at national political convs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami Beach, Florida) Mbrs. protest groups, conservatives, press attend council meeting Police, making effort to stay cool, try to keep order.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Miami Beach, Florida) Coalition of poor people's orgs. march behind Rev. Ralph Abernathy through tight security at convention center to demand 750 seats in Convention Hall for poor. [ABERNATHY - demands representative of poor people at conv.] Demand park to be used as campsite for poor at city council meeting
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Miami Beach, Florida) Abernathy's arrival at council meeting rekindles debate on campsite for demonstrators near Convention Hall. [DC Dep. Chief of Police, Theodore ZANDERS - says estimate of number of expected protesters has been reduced, and area for them on Miami Beach should be provided.] [Cnclmn. Jerome GREENE, whose decision would determine council vote, cites feelings of Miami residents against campsites.] Policeman's recommendation convinces Greene to vote for campsite, however, and Flamingo Park set aside for protest groups.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert;
Walker, Hal

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