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    THE RACIAL RIOTING IN NEW YORK CITY. THE VIOLENCE IN THE PREDOMINANTLY-NEGRO DISTRICT OF HARLEM?

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    TRANSCRIPT: POWELL: "I DO NOT CONDONE VIOLENCE OF ANY TYPE. WHETHER IT'S TEENAGERS THROWING BOTTLES AND ASH-CAN COVERS AT POLICE OR WHETHER IT'S GROWN, TRAINED LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS PUMPING BULLETS INTO THE BACKS OF TEENAGERS. THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY CAN STOP THIS SITUATION BEFORE THE SUN GOES DOWN TODAY, AND IF THE MAYOR IS NOT WILLING TO ACT, OR DOES NOT ACT, OR DOES NOT ACT IMMEDIATELY, NOBODY CAN CONTROL THE SITUATION IN HARLEM - AND I KNOW THIS BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE. I AM THE ONLY ELECTED LEADER THAT THEY HAVE IN HARLEM. NON ONE CAN CONTROL THEM. THE TENSIONS ARE GOING TO INCREASE..."



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    WAGNER: "OF ALL OF THE GROUPS ON AMERICA, NEGROES HAVE THE MOST TO GAIN FROM LAW AND ORDER. THE SUPREME COURT DECISION ON 1954 IS LAW AND ORDER. THE NATION AND THE WORLD HAVE THEIR EYES ON NEW YORK. THE RACISTS IN THE SOUTH AND NORTH CERTAINLY DO. MINORITY GROUPS EVERYWHERE DO. AFRICA AND ASIA DO. INDEED ALL THE WORLD IS WATCHING US. WE CARRY THE DEEPEST RESPONSIBILITY IN THESE HOURS AND DAYS OF TROUBLES. THIS SITUATION WILL NOT YIELD TO TOTAL FORE ON THE PART OF GOVERNMENT. AT THE SAME TIME, I AM AWARE THAT ORDER SURELY CANNOT BE RESTORED BY SURRENDER TO UNREASONABLE DEMANDS ON THE PART OF THE PROTESTERS. HOOLIGANISM MUST BE BROUGHT UNDER FULL CONTROL. YET THE PROPER COMPLAINTS OF REASONABLE PEOPLE MUST BE HEEDED AND ACTED UPON. HUMAN RIGHTS OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL MUST BE ZEALOUSLY SAFEGUARDED. EVERY ACTION WE ARE TAKING IS TO ??? THE FAIR, THE REASONABLE, THE RIGHT THING."




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    Background: THE RACIAL RIOTING IN NEW YORK CITY. THE VIOLENCE IN THE PREDOMINANTLY-NEGRO DISTRICT OF HARLEM - AND LATELY BROOKLYN - HAD BROUGHT SHARP REACTION FROM TWO LEADING NEW YORKERS.

    MR. ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, AND NEGRO DEMOCRAT AN HARLEM'S REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, CALLED FOR IMMEDIATE MEASURES FROM THE CITY AUTHORITIES, PRINCIPALLY THE MAYOR, MR. ROBERT WAGNER. MR. POWELL WENT ON:-
    MR. WAGNER HIMSELF CUT SHORT A EUROPEAN TRIP TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION. THIS IS WHAT HE SAID IN A TELEVISION APPEAL LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY):-

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4MVDYE3PUSUVMCFK37HHIEKZY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MVDYE3PUSUVMCFK37HHIEKZY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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