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Baton Rouge Riot #460304

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 11, 1972
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(Studio) Racial disorder in Baton Rouge, La., blamed on Black Muslims from out-of-town.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Baton Rouge, La.) Roads patrolled to keep more troublemakers out of city. 8 charged with murder in death of 2 police and 2 Negroes yesterday. National Guard enforce curfew. [Theater owner, Fred WILLIAMS - says neatly dressed Negro youth involved were strangers to city. Doesn't know who fired first.] [Community Advancement Group, Charlie RANGER - says demonstrators told him they were Black Muslims from Northern cities, ready to die for cause.] [Mayor Woodrow DUMAS - says incident part of organized plan. Says city will tolerate no further violence.]

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou

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