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    DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH POLICE OUTSIDE THE WALDORF ASTORIA IN NEW YORK CITY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE?

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    DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH POLICE OUTSIDE THE WALDORF ASTORIA IN NEW YORK CITY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE, DEAN RUSK, WAS DUE TO GIVE A LUNCHEON ADDRESS AT THE HOTEL. BATON-WIELDING POLICE ARRESTED NINE PEOPLE. THE DEMONSTRATORS LATER MOVED TO THE U.N. BUILDING TO CONTINUE THEIR PROTESTS.

    ABOUT 200 DEMONSTRATORS, CARRYING PLACARDS READING "RUSK DINES, SENDS G.L.S. TO DIE", BIG BOSSES GET RICH G.I.S. DIE". RUSK - LBJS WAR SPOKESMAN" AND DON'T FIGHT WALL STREET'S WAR", TIED TO BREAK THROUGH A POLICE CORDON TO GET INTO THE HOTEL. IT WAS THE THIRD CLASH OF THE DAY BETWEEN POLICE AND ANTI-VIETNAM WAR DEMONSTRATORS. TWO THOUSAND HAD EARLIER FOUGHT WITH POLICE IN A MARCH OF THE MAIN ARMY INDUCTION CENTRE. THE SECOND CLASH CAME DURING AN ATTEMPT BY DEMONSTRATORS TO REACH THE CITY HALL.

    AFTER BEING REPELLED BY POLICE AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA, THE DEMONSTRATORS RE-ASSEMBLED OUTSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS BUILDING IN NEW YORK. POLICE, AGAIN USING BATONS, CHARGED INTO THE CROWD OF ABOUT 150, TO SPLIT THEM UP AND DISPERSE THEM. BEFORE MAKING THE CHARGE, POLICE WARNED THE DEMONSTRATORS TO STAY ON THE SIDE OF THE STREET AWAY FROM THE U.N. HEADQUARTERS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS SUDDENLY BROKE LOOSE AND RACED ACROSS THE WIDE ROAD TO THE U.N. BUILDING. SEVERAL OF THEM WERE CLUBBED TO THE GROUND.

    THE DEMONSTRATIONS AER PART OF THE "STOP THE DRAFT" WEEK RALLIES, WHICH HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE ALL OVER AMERICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7F1SV5BTM6QNX8FXQWHZD2IW5
    Media URN:
    VLVA7F1SV5BTM6QNX8FXQWHZD2IW5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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