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Chicago 8 / Conspiracy Trial #7240

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1969
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(Studio) 8 go on trial for conspiracy during Democratic National Convention Action outside court
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Chicago, Illinois) Landmark decision may result from freedom of speech versus government's right to keep order. Sympathy marches shown. 7 arrested last night. 2000 at Court House today, Carry giant gold pig representative establishment. Blacks lead marches. Judge Julius Hoffman issues arrest warrants for 4 Defense Attys. who didn't appear. Defendants didn't rise for Judge. Judge denies defense motions, incling. 1 to disqualify self. [Defense Attorney Leonard WEINGLASS - says never been treated like that. Know of no other Fed, Court where minimum courtesy of having judge read papers not done.] [Defendant Tom HAYDEN - says judge and us not talking same language. We can't be tried by peers.] Groups for and against defendants clash,
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

Smith, Howard K.;
Tuckner, Howard

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