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Violence / Newark #33503

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 1974
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(Studio) Puerto Ricans cause violence in Newark and black mayor tries to cope with it.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Newark, New Jersey) Police disperse Monday demonstration in front of city hall. Violence shown. Mayor Ken. Gibson met with Puerto Rican leaders Police brutality alleged at folk festival Sunday Fire bombings and looting last night. Some leaders demand dismissal of police commissioner and study of brutality charges. [PR spokesperson Fernando ZAMBRANA - cites frustration and lack of recognition as reasons for riot.] [GIBSON - says no relationship to 1967 riots.] More fire bombing and looting today.

Smith, Howard K.;
Young, Bob

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