NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 1969
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(Studio) Justice Department says it will use force to stop November 15 moratorium protesters from marching on Pennsylvania Avenue Department fears violence and will order police and National Guard in if necessary. Pentagon reports 28,000 troops in DC area, if needed
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Dep. Attorney General Richard Kleindienst says plans to use minimal force, if needed, approved by White House Says group like Weathermen planned to sack downtown area. [Attorney General KLEINDIENST - cites group chartering 20-car train from Boston. Likely there'll be violence.] [Demonstration Negotiator Reverend Richard FERNANDEZ - expect violence. 300 Marshals can control it, if there is.] Justice Department wants to hold crowd to 150,000. March negotiators to offer to use Const. Avenue if they can circle White House Govt. to offer Independence Ave.; further away. Court order forbids more than 100 near White House
REPORTER: Carl Stern