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Ku Klux Klan Rally Violence / Columbus, Ohio / Plains, Georgia #253467

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 04, 1977
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(Studio) Violence erupts at Ku Klux Klan rally at state capitol in Columbus, Ohio, when crowd storms rally. Fights follow. Rally had been called as protest of busing for school integration. Anti-Klan group said also holding rally.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Columbus, Ohio) Confrontation described. Film shown. Klan ofr. struck in melee, but says he's not discouraged. [KLANSMAN - vows willingness to fight. Suspects communism involved.] 500 in anti-Klan group; 30 in Klan group. Klan critical of police for not acting sooner.
REPORTER: Charles Ely (WBS-TV)

(Studio) At Plains, Georgia, Buddy Cochran charged with 19 counts of assault resulting from his driving car through Klan rally at Plains. Betsy Aaron of CBS News among the injured.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Ely, Charles

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