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Chicago 8 / Conspiracy Trial #447533

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1969
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(Studio) 8 charged with conspiracy to start riots during Chicago Democrat Conv, 4 Defense Attys. fail to show up and ordered arrested by Judge. 100s protest outside building
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) Different costumes and different protest methods shown. Nazis and protesters fight. Police rescue Nazis. Defense, Attys. call it pol, trial. Defendants are students, pacifists, blacks, or hippies. Tom Hayden was Students for a Democratic Society leader Jerry Rubin has hair short due to California sentence for protest. Judge Julius Hoffman denies 12 defense motions. Incls. move to larger room where defense's friends could appear and to disqualify self. 74-yr. old Judge issues warrants for 4 of 8 Defense Attys. who withdrew from case without his permission. Prosecutor Thos, Foran calls their conduct irresponsible and unprofessional. Defense, Attorney William Kunstler calls Foran's attack unprovoked and unethical. Defense Attorney Leonard Weinglass says panel of jurors didn't representative defendant's peers. [HAYDEN - says Hoffman unable to understand nature of case, defendants, and what's going on with young people.] Police and protesters fight.
REPORTER: John Dancy

Brinkley, David;
Dancy, John

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