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Convention / Protests and Security #441619

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 23, 1968
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(Convention Floor) National Guard arrives.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Chicago, Illinois) 5,600 guards arrive. If guard, police, sheriffs, fed. agents not enough, regular Army troops can be flown in. [Guard SPOKESPERSON - says won't do anything to people unless they violate law and police can't handle them. If they watch out for rights of others, abide by permits, they don't have to worry about National Guard.] Protesters practice marching techniques in Lincoln Park. Told best weapon is rolled up magazine. Kicking technique delineated to group. Mayor Richard Daley won't permit march to International Amphitheatre or marching at night. [DALEY - says won't permit anyone incling. our own people to sleep in pks.] Yippies and National Mobilization Committee are 2 main protest groups. [National Mobilization To End War Tom HAYDEN - talks about whether group can assemble without 5,000 Fort Hood troops; 6,000 National Guard; 12,000 police, 1,000 secret agents and mace being used against them.] View of Amphitheatre shown.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Huntley, Chet;
Perkins, Jack

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