• Short Summary

    STUDENTS AT FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS, ALL IN THE PREDOMINANTLY MEXICAN-AMERICAN EAST DISTRICT OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, DEMONSTRATED FOR THE SECOND DAY RUNNING ON WEDNESDAY AGAINST "UNSATISFACTORY SCHOOL CONDITION."
    AT ONE OF THE SCHOOLS WEDNESDAY (MARCH 6), ABOUT 200 STUDENTS TURNED A CLASSROOM BOYCOTT INTO A ROCK-AND-BOTTLE THROWING DISTURBANCE.

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    STUDENTS AT FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS, ALL IN THE PREDOMINANTLY MEXICAN-AMERICAN EAST DISTRICT OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, DEMONSTRATED FOR THE SECOND DAY RUNNING ON WEDNESDAY AGAINST "UNSATISFACTORY SCHOOL CONDITION."
    AT ONE OF THE SCHOOLS WEDNESDAY (MARCH 6), ABOUT 200 STUDENTS TURNED A CLASSROOM BOYCOTT INTO A ROCK-AND-BOTTLE THROWING DISTURBANCE. POLICE CALLED FOR A "TACTICAL ALERT" THAT PUT NEARBY POLICE DIVISIONS ON A STANDBY-ALERT IN ADDITION TO SENDING MANY SQUAD CARS INTO THE AREA.

    POLICE ASKED THE STUDENTS TO DISPERSE. WHEN THEY DID NOT OBEY, POLICE DECLARED THE DEMONSTRATION AN UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY AND MOVED IN, FORCEFULLY REMOVING THE STUDENTS FROM THE SIDEWALKS. STUDENTS BEGAN THROWING EGGS, ROCKS AND BOTTLES AND SEVERAL SCUFFLES BROKE OUT. FOUR STUDENT WERE ARRESTED AND ONE OFFICER WAS INJURED.

    POLICE CLOSED OFF THE AREA AND CLASSES WERE DISMISSED EARLY. AUTHORITIES CLAIM THAT MUCH OF THE UNREST WAS STIRRED-UP BY NON- STUDENTS AND UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPERS (THOSE NOT AUTHORISED BY SCHOOL OFFICIALS) APPEALING TO THE MEXICAN-AMERICANS TO SPEAK UP AND GET THEIR SHARE OF CIVIC ATTENTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4AP4FIYMW5HNHXC3YO5BI4TT4
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AP4FIYMW5HNHXC3YO5BI4TT4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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