CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 24, 1972
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(Studio) Demonstrators join exodus from Miami Beach. 939 protesters arrested last night. 668 arrested in Chicago, Illinois, at `68 Democrat conv., but less violence noted this time.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Miami Beach, Florida) Residents of Flamingo Park head home, or stay to help arrested comrades by raising bail funds. [Nondelegates assess achievements of demonstrations.] Last night's violence took form of tire slashing to stall delegates' cars en route to Convention Hall. Police made mass arrests. Tactically, protesters lost. Tear gas used. Newsmen, elderly residents also victims of gas. [Citizen complains about use of gas.] [Miami Convs. Coalition, Rennie DAVIS - admits some protesters weren't committed to principles of nonviolence, but says 95% incidents could have been avoided if sit-in outside Convention Hall had been allowed to take place, as had been promised.] [Miami Beach Police Chief, Rocky POMERANCE - says permission for Wednesday night sit-in withdrawn after delegates harassed Tuesday night. Thought honorable protest leaders didn't have control of situation.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
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