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Campaign `72 / Republican Convention and Gainesville 6 #224491

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 24, 1972
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(Studio) Demonstrators comprised coalition of protest groups, include VVAW's. 200 VVAW's march in Gainesville, Florida.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Gainesville, Florida) Marchers support 6 Vietnam vets facing federal arraignment on charges of conspiracy to disrupt Republican convention [US attorney William STAFFORD - says vets charged with plans to organization fire teams, attack with automatic weapons, bomb police stations and cars.] Vets plead guilty of war crimes against Vietnam people, but not guilty to outlined charges. Judge David Middlebrooks says he should raise bond, but doesn't believe them. [Defendant Scott CAMIL - says phony charges trumped up to discredit VVAW's.] Marchers disperse at University of Florida campus.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall Artist: Aggie Whelan

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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