• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 50,000 PEOPLE ARE BELIEVE TO HAVE FILED PAST THE OPEN BIER FOR DR.?

  • Description

    MORE THAN 50,000 PEOPLE ARE BELIEVE TO HAVE FILED PAST THE OPEN BIER FOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING IN THE SPELLMAN COLLEGE CAMPUS IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA. SINCE THE BODY, LYING IN AN AFRICAN MAHOGANY CASKET, WENT ON VIEW ON SATURDAY, MOURNERS HAVE PASSED BY AT THE RATE OF 1,200 AN HOUR.

    ONCE INSIDE THE COLLEGE'S PASTEL GREEN SISTER CHAPEL, MANY OF THE MOURNERS WEPT OPENLY AND SOME STOPPED AT THE HEAD OF THE CASKET TO PRAY.

    ATLANTA, HOME TOWN OF THE 39 YEAR-OLD ASSASSINATED NOBEL PRIZE WINNER, STAYED CALM FOR THE MOST PART OF YESTERDAY WITH ONLY SPORADIC ACTS OF VIOLENCE. BUT POCKETS OF VIOLENCE HAVE BROKEN OUT IN MANY CITIES AND TENSION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO RISE TOMORROW WITH THE FUNERAL OF DR. KING.

    IN PITTSBURGH GOVERNOR RAYMOND P. SHAFER DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND ORDERED 1,500 NATIONAL GUARDSMEN AND 300 STATE POLICEMEM INTO THE CITY TO QUELL LOOTING AND FIRE-BOMBING. THE GOVERNOR ORDERED A CURFEW IN PITTSBURGH, OUTLAWED STREET GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE AND PROHIBITED THE SALE OF PETROL THAT WAS NOT PUMPED DIRECTLY INTO CAR TANKS.

    AT LEAT 70 FIRES ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN STARTED BY ARSONISTS AND MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED.

    IN BALTIMORE THE SITUATION WAS FAR WORSE. NEARLY 2,000 PARATROOPERS HELPED POLICE ENFORCE A STRICT CURFEW AFTER TWO DAYS OF RACE RIOTING, WHICH KILLED AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE AND INJURED MANY MORE. AN UNEASY CALM SETTLED OVER THE CITY LAST NIGHT AFTER THE TROOPS WERE RUSHED IN BY PRESIDENT JOHNSON FOLLOWING A REQUEST BY THE GOVERNOR.

    POLICE AND NATIONAL GUARDSMEN REPORTED MORE THAN 555 CASES OF LOOTING AND ARSON AT THE HEIGHT OF THE VIOLENCE AND MORE THAN 1,300 ARRESTS WERE MADE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5UXFCRFHR8Q88B2NT8S44DBEM
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UXFCRFHR8Q88B2NT8S44DBEM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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