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United Farm Workers / South Texas Melon Fields / Demonstrations #240234

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 28, 1975
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(Studio) For weeks, United Farm Workers stage mostly peaceful demonstrations in attempt to organize South Texas melon fields, but efforts unsuccessful so far and confrontation now turns violent.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hidalgo, Texas) Union members taunt melon workers in fields. Fierce, union people charge into fields, throwing fruit and beating workers with sticks. [Owner of melon farm Chester MOORE - says demonstrators won't stop harvest of melon crop.]
REPORTER: Ed Rabel

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed
Duration:
00:01:40

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