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Campaign `72 / Republican Convention Demonstrations #465763

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 23, 1972
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(Studio) Young demonstrators will attempt to seal off Convention Hall to prevent delegates from entering to hear President Nixon give his acceptance speech tonight. Hall encircled by strong cordon of police.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami Beach, Florida) Scattered bands of demonstrators roam streets of Miami Beach. Police chase them off Collins Avenue and they move onto beach. Police arrest protesters blocking streets.
REPORTER: John Chancellor (Narrates)

(Miami Beach, Florida) 3 police buses block street in front of convention where demonstrators planned own barricade. Protesters place sandbags across street, symbolizing North Vietnam dike. Delegates enter hall freely so far.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Miami Beach, Florida) Delegates enter gates freely with police protection.
REPORTER: Ann Medina

(Studio) Federal government spends $4.7 million for security at convs.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami Beach, Florida) Police on duty 7 hrs. before convention starts. They are equipped with mace, pepper gas. Dozens of buses lined up bumper to bumper around center to keep protesters out. Copter landing pad set up on convention grounds for Nixon. National Guard troops relax at nearby H. South 82nd Airborne stand by a few mile away. At Flamingo Park, demonstrators discuss strategy.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve;
Medina, Ann;
Nessen, Ron

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