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Violence in Chicago / Democratic Convention / Walker Report #441167

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 02, 1968
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(Studio) President Johnson's cmnsn. on Causes and Prevention of Violence published report on confrontation in Chicago during Democratic Convention 1968, titled "Rights in" "Conflict." Daniel Walker headed study. Points of report screened. Police provoked; police response violent at times. Termed a police riot. Most demonstrators peaceably dissented either from society or admin's. policy in Vietnam. Police violence committed by minority of police, without official condemnation, or disciplinary action. Newsmen singled out for assault. Some violence staged by camera crews. Demonstrators sometimes incr. activity for benefit of television cameras. Incidents involving flag said most incendiary where police concerned. Film of August 28, 1968, activity shown; described. Flag incident featured. Police discipline said to have broken during melee on night of August 28. [On 1968 film, NBC's Jack PERKINS - in voice-over, describes filmed incidents at Conrad Hilton Hotel, August 28, p.m. Crowd shouts "Whole World Watching."] Report says some of worst not on TV. More brutal incidents said to have occurred in Loop's side streets, and earlier on north side, in Old Town.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet

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