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Convention / Police and McCarthy Workers #441706

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 1968
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(Studio) Early this a.m., some of McCarthy workers had farewell party in Hilton. Police say beer cans and debris thrown out of window down to street Police raid party, club some of guests.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) Senator Eugene McCarthy went to 15th floor when heard of trouble. Some of supporters beaten, kicked, slugged and others herded into hotel lobby from beds. [Policeman Captain John COTTER - says some police hit with chemical in the eyes. Guard gave them emergency treatment; went to hospital. Young people were argumentative while moving out.] [Worker John WARREN - says saw people being beaten in lobby, screaming and cops yelling. Started to swing table, set it down, was maced and hit with club.] [Worker George YUMICH - resents police ofr. picking up drink and splashing it across his chest and saying he was sorry.] McCarthy delays trip back to Washington, DC after told police were going to arrest all on 15th floor after he left. [MCCARTHY - says police action out of proportion to what was rptdly. done. Consistent with police action in and outside conv. Proposes that any 1 in Democratic National Committee who insisted convention be held here, resign.] McCarthy said through 9 mos. campaigning, they'd never been in trouble.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

Brinkley, David;
Quinn, Charles

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