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Violence in Chicago / Democratic Convention / Walker Report #441169

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 02, 1968
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(Studio) Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley holds news conference Said good things re: document; nothing with regard to police riot. Criticized summary written by Dan. Walker. [DALEY - says summary alone misleading. Notes disciplinary action with regard to some police.] [Reporter - shouts "What about police riot?"] Albert Jenner doubts term "police riot." Congman. Roman Pucinski called report insult. Joseph Lefevre, president Fraternal Order of Police, found report offensive. Walker defends report and summary. [Dan. WALKER - defends report Police violence heart of matter. Believes confrontation vital; and will recur again. Urban chaos said possible.] Summary of situation given.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Studio) Senator Abraham Ribicoff, who condemned Gestapo tactics in Chicago's streets, said report should be text in police training courses. House Un-American Activities Committee renews search for Communist activity in demonstrations, despite findings of Cmnsn. Tom Hayden admitted meeting with North Vietnam in Paris while planning Chicago campaign, but said there to help arrange release of United States POWs. Hayden also met with Averell Harriman. This, reporter says, only connection between demonstration and Communist party Young leaders of Chicago demonstration said unimpressed by Communist leaders Sparse attendance at House Un-American Activities Committee Unpleasantness of past said cause.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

Huntley, Chet;
Vanocur, Sander

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