NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 1968
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(Convention Hall) 1,000s anti-war demonstrators gather in Grant Park to walk 5 mile to International Amphitheatre. Hippie tries to pull down American flag and police intervene; scuffle occurs. Police restore order with nightstick. Report on Tuesday p.m. violence.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Chicago, Illinois) 500 police use tear gas to clear Lincoln Park. 2,000 Yippies fled from park 27 arrested. Police didn't chase demonstrators into sts. Gas blew back in their faces. 100s police in front of Conrad Hilton Hotel kept order while 3,500 stage night long protest in nearby park Tense night but no violence. Some delegates join protesters and some make speeches. National Guard relieve police at 3:30 a.m. Demonstrators stayed in Park and so did guard. 5,000 gather at Grant Park for rally today. Clashes and arrests after some 1 tries to pull down American flag. Police pass out leaflets saying no march and rally to be held at the International Amphitheatre tonight. Mrs. of protest groups say they will march, anyway. Police and Guard stall march.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker
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