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Campaign `72 / Convention Protesters #224236

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1972
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(Studio) Poor People's Coalition demand 750 convention floor seats.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami Beach, Florida) National Welfare Rights Org. carries fight for representative to arrangements committee of conv., meeting at Hotel Fontainebleau. Reverend Ralph Abernathy's SCLC, National Tenants Org., join in effort. Coalition finds mtg. closed. Secret Service guards usher Democrat Chairperson Lawrence O'brien out back door as group storms building, takes over podium. [Welfare Rights Director George WILEY - says people should be heard.] [Democratic national committee , Richard MURPHY - deplores conduct of coalition. Says convention will be orderly.] Chairperson O'Brien returns, appoints committee to meet with protesters to discuss seating compromise.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Hal

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