• Short Summary

    RACIAL VIOLENCE FLARED AGAIN AT ST AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN A MOTEL MANAGER TRIED TO THROW ACID ON A GROUP OF NEGROES WHO WERE TRYING TO USE THE MOTEL'S SWIMMING POOL.

  • Description

    RACIAL VIOLENCE FLARED AGAIN AT ST AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN A MOTEL MANAGER TRIED TO THROW ACID ON A GROUP OF NEGROES WHO WERE TRYING TO USE THE MOTEL'S SWIMMING POOL.

    EARLIER, CROWDS WATCHED AS OTHER INTEGRATION DEMONSTRATORS TRIED TO ENTER THE RESTAURANT OF THE MOTEL. BROCK'S MOTEL HAS BEEN AN ALMOST DAILY TARGET OF THE INTEGRATIONISTS. DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, ONE OF THEIR LEADERS WAS ARRESTED THERE LAST WEEK WHEN HE TRIED TO GAIN ADMISSION TO THE RESTAURANT. HE WAS LATER RELEASED ON BAIL, AND WATCHED YESTERDAY'S DEMONSTRATION.

    THE MANAGER OF THE MOTEL, JAMES BROCK TRIED TO STOP THE NEGROES ENTERING THE RESTAURANT. IN THE CLASHES WHICH FOLLOWED 60 DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED.

    MR BROCK YELLED: "GET OFF, THIS IS PRIVATE PROPERTY", WHEN HE SAW A GROUP OF NEGRO MEN AND WOMEN ACCOMPANIED BY TWO WHITE MEN APPEAR IN SWIM SUITS AND JUMP INTO THE POOL.

    THEN HE DASHED TO THE POOL WITH TWO GALLONS OF MURIATIC ACID, USED AS A WATER PURIFIER, AND THREW IT INTO THE POOL. NONE OF THE NEGROES WERE AFFECTED BY THE ACID.

    POLICE ARRIVED AND CLEARED THE CROWD FROM. AROUND THE POOL AND ARRESTED THE LEADERS OF THE DEMONSTRATION. LATER, DR KING SENT A TELEGRAM TO ATTORNEY-GENERAL ROBERT KENNEDY PROTESTING AT WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS "BLATANT POLICE BRUTALITY".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ER5UMQ6L47NU6JDUT3ZG61DG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ER5UMQ6L47NU6JDUT3ZG61DG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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