• Short Summary

    PHILADELPHIA POLICE RAIDED A BLACK NATIONALIST CENTRE ON MONDAY - IN THAT AREA OF THE CITY WHERE NEGROES RIOTED FOR THREE NIGHTS - AND ARRESTED THE LEADER OF THE CENTRE: 33-YEAR-OLD SHAYKH MUHAMMAD.

  • Description

    PHILADELPHIA POLICE RAIDED A BLACK NATIONALIST CENTRE ON MONDAY - IN THAT AREA OF THE CITY WHERE NEGROES RIOTED FOR THREE NIGHTS - AND ARRESTED THE LEADER OF THE CENTRE: 33-YEAR-OLD SHAYKH MUHAMMAD.

    POLICE FOUND A STEEL CLUB, A BRICK WITH A ROPE TIED AROUND IT, A LOADED 22 CALIBRE AUTOMATIC, A FIVE GALLON DRUM OF INFLAMMABLE FLUID AND SEVERAL EMPTY BOTTLES WITH RAGS STUFFED IN THE NECKS. THE POLICE SAID THE FLUID AND BOTTLE WERE THE INGREDIENTS OF "MOLOTOV COCKTAILS."
    SHAYKH MUHAMMAD, WHOSE NAME IS GIVEN AS 'ABYSSINIA HAYES', WAS EXPELLED FROM THE BLACK MUSLIMS BECAUSE HE WAS "TOO MILITANT". DEPUTY POLICE COMMISSIONER RIZZO SAID MUHAMMAD FORMED HIS OWN BLACK SUPREMACY GROUP WHICH HE CALLS "THE ONLY TRUE FREEDOM FIGHTERS".

    MUHAMMAD IS BEING HELD ON THE TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS BAIL. CECIL MOORE, THE PHILADELPHIA OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLOURED PEOPLE, IS HIS LAWYER.

    PHILADELPHIA POLICE HAVE BEEN JOINED BY AMERICA'S FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION IN THEIR INVESTIGATION TO FIND OUT HOW THE PHILADELPHIA RIOTS STARTED. MR. WILKINS, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE N.A.A.C.P., HAD CALLED FOR AN INVESTIGATION, SAYING THAT ALL OF THE RECENT RIOTS IN NORTHERN CITIES FOLLOWED THE SAME PATTERN.

    MEANWHILE, NORTH PHILADELPHIA, THAT PART OF THE CITY WHERE RIOTS ERUPTED, IS BEING PATROLLED BY 1500 POLICEMEN. THOUGH IT HAS BEEN RELATIVELY QUIET IN NORTH PHILADELPHIA IN THE PAST TWO DAYS (31 AUGUST AND 1 SEPTEMBER), MAYOR TATE HAS NOT FILLED THE CURFEW IN THE AREA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1JBLJW7IUAO8J2SJDFBI92X48
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JBLJW7IUAO8J2SJDFBI92X48
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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