• Short Summary

    A GROUP OF DEMONSTRATORS FROM AMERICA'S NAZI PARTY FOUGHT A BATTLE WITH POLICE OUTSIDE THE CONVENTION HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY YESTERDAY (MONDAY) -- THE EVE OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.

  • Description

    A GROUP OF DEMONSTRATORS FROM AMERICA'S NAZI PARTY FOUGHT A BATTLE WITH POLICE OUTSIDE THE CONVENTION HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY YESTERDAY (MONDAY) -- THE EVE OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.

    IN THE AFTERNOON THERE WERE THREE SETS OF PICKETS OUTSIDE THE HALL. ONE GROUP DEMONSTRATED QUIETLY IN FAVOUR OF THE SEATING OF THE INSURGENT MISSISSIPPI 'FREEDOM DEMOCRATIC PARTY', THE LARGELY NEGRO MISSISSIPPI DELEGATION. ANOTHER DEMONSTRATED AGAINST SCHOOL INTEGRATION. A THIRD GROUP WAS COMPOSED OF EIGHT UNIFORMED MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY, CARRYING SIGNS SAYING: "JOHNSON A TRAITOR", "JOHNSON WHITE TRAITOR", AND "JOHNSON BETRAYS."
    AN EX-MARINE, SAM REITTER, SAW THE NAZIS AND, AS HE SAID LATER, "GOT SORE." HE WADED IN, PUNCHING ONE IN THE FACE AND THEN TAKING ON FOUR MORE. AT ABOUT THAT POINT, CAPTAIN MARIO FLORIAN OF THE ATLANTIC CITY POLICE ENTERED THE GROUP AND TRIED TO READ MORE ORDER. MORE POLICE ARRIVED, AND BEGAN HAULING THE NAZIS OFF TO JAIL. EX-MARINE REITTER WALKED QUIETLY AWAY.

    ALL EIGHT NAZIS WERE ARRESTED AFTER A SHARP SCUFFLE WITH THE POLICE AND WERE ESCORTED FROM THE SCENE. AS THEY WERE LEAVING A YOUNG MAN WEARING THE CANDY-STRIPED VEST OF A 'YOUNG CITIZENS FOR JOHNSON' WORKER THREW A PUNCH AT ONE OF THE NAZIS. THE POLICE TOOK HIM ALONG TOO.

    (THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY IS A SMALL GROUP NUMBERING PERHAPS FIFTY PERSONS, LED BY GEORGE LINCOLN ROCKWELL. IT WEARS UNIFORMS RESEMBLING THOSE WORN BY NAZI STORM TROOPERS AND SAYS IT FOLLOWS THE TEACHING OF ADOLF HITLER. IT HAS ADVOCATED EXTREME RACIST POLICIES.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7PYQY4VDP5W2AD6NI2BUUL4RN
    Media URN:
    VLVA7PYQY4VDP5W2AD6NI2BUUL4RN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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