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Baton Rouge Riot / Black Muslims #460354

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 13, 1972
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(Studio) Baton Rouge racial trouble apparently over.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Baton Rouge, La.) Incident ending in death of 2 police and 2 Negroes reviewed. [WBRZ-TV news director, Al CROUCH, - covered gun battle. Saw a Black Muslim with a gun.] Deputy, Captain J. Bryan CLEMMONS - saw a demonstrator carry off a gun.] Only police weapons found; some are missing. Investigation continues.
REPORTER: Lou Davis

(Studio) Strangers who promoted demonstration said they were Black Muslims, but there is some doubt in that.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago) Black Muslims run profitable organization with newspaper, grocery store, meat, and eggs. Baton Rouge Mayor thinks Black Muslim dissidents are trying to seize power. [Muslim leader Elijah MUHAMMAD - does not fear overthrow as no one else would know how to handle the power.]
REPORTER: Russ Ewing

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou;
Ewing, Russ
Duration:
00:06:00

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