• Short Summary

    GOVERNOR GEORGE ROMNEY OF MICHIGAN DECLARED A "STATE OF PUBLIC EMERGENCY" IN THE CITY OF HILLSDALE ON THURSDAY AFTER 300 ROCK-THROWING DEMONSTRATORS STORMED THE CITY JAIL DURING A NIGHT OF VIOLENCE.

  • Description

    GOVERNOR GEORGE ROMNEY OF MICHIGAN DECLARED A "STATE OF PUBLIC EMERGENCY" IN THE CITY OF HILLSDALE ON THURSDAY AFTER 300 ROCK-THROWING DEMONSTRATORS STORMED THE CITY JAIL DURING A NIGHT OF VIOLENCE.

    THE MARCH ON THE JAIL WAS THE CLIMAX OF A THREE-MONTH OLD STRIKE BY 180 WORKERS AT THE ESSEX WIRE CORPORATION'S FACTORY IN HILLSDALE.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS STORMED THE JAIL IN PROTEST AGAINST THE ARREST OF THREE PICKETS. SIXTY STATE POLICEMEN AND SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES CAME TO THE AID OF THE TOWN'S SEVEN-MAN POLICE FORCE. GOVERNOR ROMNEY ORDERED THE ESSEX FACTORY CLOSED FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD, EXCEPT FOR SKELETON MAINTENANCE CREWS. HE ALSO BANNED PICKETING.

    "WITHOUT THIS ACTION THERE IS A LIKELIHOOD OF VIOLENCE OF AN UNKNOWN EXTENT", THE GOVERNOR SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SAF1MWJS0G6FBW56A83PCPNT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SAF1MWJS0G6FBW56A83PCPNT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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