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Chicago 8 Trial / Seale #443147

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1969
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(Studio) Bobby Seale again interrupts trial.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Chicago, Illinois) Seale back in Court bound and gagged. Jerry Rubin says Seale's straps too tight and moved toward him. Federal Marshal smashes elbow in Rubin's face. Seale gets gag off, calling Judge Julius Hoffman names, and accusing Marshals of violence. Jury excused. Seale regagged and removed; Defense Attys. denied request to go with him to see if he was beaten. Seale comes back with 4th type gag. Defense Attorney William Kunstler ashamed to be Attorney and Judge says he should be. Motion to poll jury as to its prejudice with regard to Seale, denied. Govt. possibly setting up mistrial to avoid having conspiracy law thrown out.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs Artist Van Beverly

Briggs, Fred;
Huntley, Chet

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