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Chattanooga / Racial Unrest #271942

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 26, 1980
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(Studio) Chattanooga, Tennessee, said hoping for another calm night.

(Chattanooga, Tennessee) Most of arrests last night said only curfew violations. Arrival of Reverend Jesse Jackson and his role in calming racial tensions reported Cause of current violence said acquittal of 3 Ku Klux Klansmen in shooting incident. [Police commissioner William SMART - announces removal of police patrols from riot area.] Police said replaced by unarmed citizens' patrols. [Chattanooga Mayor Charles ROSE - comments on removing some curfew restrictions.] Hd. of United States Office of Civil Rights Drew Days said in city because of federal interest in prosecuting 3 Klansmen for civil rights violations. Violence reported having attracted Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard Bill Wilkinson. [Chattanooga NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) George KEY - talks about reasons for violence.]

Ford, Sam

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