ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1970
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(Studio) 1968 anti-riot law not reviewed by court; serious question over way it is being applied at Mississippi Valley State Teachers College.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Justice Department accused of misusing anti-riot law to break up student boycott of classes; planned mass arrest with state at all Negro college. Ramsey Clark drew up law, said such interpretation of law is indefensible; not intended to prevent peaceful protest.
REPORTER: Bill Gill
(Itta Bena, Mississippi) Campus at Itta Bena reopened with tight security; re-registering students asked to sign paper agreeing not to demonstrate or boycott; most refuse and stay out; students upset over federal involvement in arrests. [Tyrone GETTIS - says shocked federal government involved.] [Publisher of newspaper, Hodding CARTER III - says you could be next victim of ill use of law.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer
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