• Short Summary

    THERE WERE RIOTS IN NEW YORKS NEGRO QUARTER OF HARLEM LAST NIGHT JULY 20 FOR THE THIRD SUCCESSIVE NIGHT.

  • Description

    THERE WERE RIOTS IN NEW YORKS NEGRO QUARTER OF HARLEM LAST NIGHT JULY 20 FOR THE THIRD SUCCESSIVE NIGHT. THE CITY'S MAJOR, ROBERT WAGNER, HAS CUT SHORT HIS EUROPEAN TOUR AND IS RETURNING HOME.

    THE RIOTS BEGAN IN HARLEM ON SATURDAY NIGHT, FOLLOWING THE SHOOTING OF A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY BY A POLICEMAN WHO CLAIMED THE BOY AND ATTACKED HIM WITH A KNIFE.

    YESTERDAY IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT A GRAND JURY WOULD BE CONVENED TODAY TO INVESTIGATE THE CASE AGAINST THE POLICEMAN, LIEUTENANT THOMAS GILLIGAN.

    IN THE RIOTS THAT FOLLOWED THE SHOOTING, AT LEAST ONE PERSON WAS KILLED, DOZENS WERE INJURED AND MANY MORE ARRESTED.

    STORES WERE BROKEN INTO, THEIR DISPLAY WINDOWS SMASHED AND PROTECTIVE STEEL GATES WRECKED.

    TRASH BASKETS WERE SET ON FIRE AND OVERTURNED, AND FOOTPATHS SCORCHED BY MOLOTOV COCKTAILS-- BOTTLES FILLED WITH GASOLINE AND THROWN BY THE RIOTERS.

    HELMETED POLICE HAVE KEPT UP THEIR PATROLS OF THE STREETS OF HARLEM TO PREVENT FURTHER LOOTING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24NX5Y6ZQCHIR5VUK8RXQRESF
    Media URN:
    VLVA24NX5Y6ZQCHIR5VUK8RXQRESF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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