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Indian Protest #469035

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 07, 1973
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(Studio) 2/3 South Dakota state police on duty in Custer. 2 National Guard units on alert. Yesterday Indians demonstrated and battled with police.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Custer, South Dakota) Yesterday Indians protested stabbing death of Indian man Wesley Badheart Bull by white man and fact that white man only charged with manslaughter. [American Indian Movement spokesperson Russell MEANS - demands to know why man not charged with murder.] When officials refuse to change charge, Indians wreck courthouse Burn courthouse and chamber of commerce. 25 arrested, 7 wounded, include 5 policemen. Indians threaten larger demonstrations coming shortly.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs (KSOO-TV Sioux Falls)

Chancellor, John

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