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Campaign `72 / Republican Convention Demonstrations #224468

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 23, 1972
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(Studio) Young protesters ready for main Republican convention demonstration.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami Beach, Florida) Protesters at Flamingo Park prepare for evening's work. [Protest leaders stress nonviolence, organize demonstrations at rally.] Rally breaks up into strategy groups.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Miami Beach, Florida) Buses parked bumper to bumper, forming barrier around Convention Hall. Washington, DC officials work with Miami Beach police, preparing for possible disruption. 1100 state and local police on hand; 5500 National Guardsmen and regular Army troops stand by. Roving vans of demonstrators practice mobile tactics, include barricading streets, slashing tires. Delegate cars surrounded and assaulted. Much action reported on Collins Ave., hotel row of Miami Beach. Tear gas used. Chicago 8 defendant David Dellinger affected by gas in hotel lobby. Delegates arrive, demonstration continues.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike;
Serafin, Barry

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