Chicago's lakeside parks are empty of demonstrators who visited here. And despite the furor over?
MS Sweeper cleans park
MS Hippies & Yippies in park
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Mechanized sweeper cleans litter in park; some young people visit park for Sunday afternoon; National Guard troops released from duty and return to civilians life; Chicago residents demonstrate outside a Chicago police station in support of police action of last week.
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Background: Chicago's lakeside parks are empty of demonstrators who visited here. And despite the furor over their treatment by Chicago police, there are some residents who defend the police force, as shown in scenes of Sunday picketing (Sept. 1).
There were still some Yippies and Hippies in Chicago over the weekend, but most had gone home by Sunday (Sept. 1). These young people returned to Lincoln Park, scene of the first big convention clash between police and anti-war demonstrators last Monday (Aug. 26).
But the park was tranquil. A few Hippies enjoyed the sun as workers cleaned up litter. And the last of the Yippies packed their bedrolls and knapsacks for a trip to who knows what other place.
The last of 56-hundred National Guardsmen called to active duty for the convention also left town over the weekend. They were on duty for four tense days at a cost to the state of $650-thousand dollars. 75-hundred Army troops also moved out of Illinois to return to their home bases. They had been on stand-by alert just outside the city, but never were called upon to join the action within the city.
Chicago's much-criticized police department witnessed another demonstration Sunday, but this one they appreciated. About 300 members of a dozen neighbourhood organisations paraded outside a precinct station house to express support for police handling of the anti-war demonstrations. Spokesmen for the police department and the office of Mayor Richard Daley say citizens have shown overwhelming approval of the Mayor's tough response to the protestors.