• Short Summary

    George Lincoln Rockwell, self-styled leader of the American Nazi party, addressed bystanders in Washington's Courthouse Square, July 17, after being refused permission - by special decree of Mayor Wagner - to appear in New York for party meetings.

  • Description

    George Lincoln Rockwell, self-styled leader of the American Nazi party, addressed bystanders in Washington's Courthouse Square, July 17, after being refused permission - by special decree of Mayor Wagner - to appear in New York for party meetings.

    Rockwell's 'battalion' was drawn up in line before him as he shouted and gestured. Many Jewish hecklers disrupted Rockwell's tirade against Negroes and Jews. Nearby, outside the railings of Courthouse Square, police patrolled with batons at the ready.

    Unlike so many of his meetings, this one in the capital did not break up violently, with Rockwell's swastika-decorated 'troopers' battling with antagonists. Violence at past meetings was one reason for Mayor Wagner's refusal to Rockwell. But the Washington meeting proved an exception.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3NVLEQGFDT7GM8WC8ZWGWR6HE
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NVLEQGFDT7GM8WC8ZWGWR6HE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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