NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1972
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(Studio) Miami Beach, Florida City Council debates giving protest groups campsites at political convs.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Miami Beach, Florida) City Council had votes against campsite provisions, but Mayor, police chief, and Florida Governor Askew called for reconsideration. Yippies, Gay Lib supporters and residents of Miami Beach attend council meeting police chief endorses campsite. Southern Christian Leadership Conf., Welfare Rights Org., National Tenants Association demonstrate in Convention Hall to claim 750 convention seats for poor. Reverend Ralph Abernathy calls for campsite for Resurrection City. [ABERNATHY - demands Flamingo Park for that purpose.] Crowd pours into council meeting Council still deciding.
REPORTER: Ann Medina
(Miami Beach, Florida) Flamingo Park is in the midst of senior citizens' neighborhood. [Some resent being crowded out of their park.] Lomas Park, on beach, for young people arriving with no lodging, food, or sanitation facilities, already heavily used by Cubans.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney