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Vietnam Veterans Against The War #26921

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 25, 1973
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(Studio) In Gainesville, Florida, on Monday, 7 members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and 1 sympathizer go on trial in federal court charged with conspiracy to disrupt last year's Republican national convention Not all Vietnam vets are what they seem to be.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(No location given) Spies swarmed through ranks of Vietnam Vets Against the War. After `72 Republican conv., police, FBI agents reported findings. Last June Vets wanted meeting with local police to work out ground rules for demonstrations during convention Undercover agents may have outnumbered real mbrs, Harrison Frenshaw, Gerald Rudolph posed as VVAW's when actually they work for Miami sheriff's department Pablo Emanuel Fernandez, supposed rep. of militant Cuban group, was a paid informer. Carolos Rodriquez worked with him. Rodriguez and Fernandez met vet leaders Scott Camil and others. VVAW says Fernandez set them up; Fernandez denies charges. Govt. denies Fernandez taping any conversations, but Fernandez admits it and tape was given to former spy Angelica Rohans. [ROHANS - says Fernandez gave the tape to her. Told her to give it to her people.] Conversation between Fernandez and Camil on tape. After such evidence, government finally admits knowledge of tape.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Studio) More reports on vets' group and their difficulties.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Jackson, Gregory;
Smith, Howard K.

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