• Short Summary

    DOCTOR RALPH ABERNATHY, LEADER OF THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) ACCUSED WASHINGTON POLICE OF 'MASS BRUTALITY' AGAINST INMATES OF RESURRECTION CITY.

  • Description

    DOCTOR RALPH ABERNATHY, LEADER OF THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) ACCUSED WASHINGTON POLICE OF 'MASS BRUTALITY' AGAINST INMATES OF RESURRECTION CITY.

    RESURRECTION CITY WAS BUILT TO EMPHASISE THE HUNGER AND POVERTY ENDURED BY MANY PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES. IT WAS BUILT IN CONJUNCTION WITH A DEMONSTRATION - THE POOR PEOPLE'S MARCH - SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE.

    DOCTOR ABERNATHY SAID THAT POLICE IN THE CAPITOL HILL PARK, SITE OF RESURRECTION CITY, DELIBERATELY BROKE BOTTLES AND LITTERED THE STREET ADJACENT TO THE RESURRECTION CITY WITH BROKEN GLASS.

    HE ALSO ALLEGED THAT THE POLICE HAD PROVOKED VIOLENCE DURING A MARCH ON WEDNESDAY, AND HAD PAID PEOPLE TO INFILTRATE RESURRECTION CITY TO CAUSE TROUBLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA58Y3PWU07LEUEHAYCYWAYIG81
    Media URN:
    VLVA58Y3PWU07LEUEHAYCYWAYIG81
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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