• Short Summary

    NEGRO LEADER RALPH ABERNATHY AND ABOUT 300 DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AS RIOT-READY POLICE SHUT DOWN RESURRECTION CITY, THE POOR PEOPLE'S SHANTY TOWN.

  • Description

    NEGRO LEADER RALPH ABERNATHY AND ABOUT 300 DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AS RIOT-READY POLICE SHUT DOWN RESURRECTION CITY, THE POOR PEOPLE'S SHANTY TOWN.

    THE 42-YEAR-OLD NEGRO BAPTIST MINISTER AND 203 FOLLOWERS, INCLUDING 35 WOMEN, WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WHEN THEY ATTEMPTED TO PARADE NEAR CONGRESS ON CAPITOL HILL. EARLIER THEY HAD MARCHED ON THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT.

    BEFORE BEING ARRESTED DR. ABERNATHY SPOKE TO THE POLICE.

    TWO MILES (THREE KMS) AWAY POLICE WITH SHOTGUNS AND CARRYING TEARGAS CANISTERS SWEPT QUICKLY THROUGH RESURRECTION CITY ARRESTING THE LAST 85 PEOPLE DYING A GOVERNMENT EVICTION ORDER.

    A GOVERNMENT PERMIT ALLOWING THE POOR PEOPLE TO CAMP ON FEDERAL LAND NEAR THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL EXPIRED ON SUNDAY (23 JUNE) NIGHT.

    LATE LAST NIGHT A DUSK TO DAWN CURFEW WAS CLAMPED ON WASHINGTON AND VIOLENCE THREATENED AFTER THE DESTRUCTION OF PLYWOOD AND CANVAS CITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8NM388CJ8IQVP5K30GNA4MXGM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NM388CJ8IQVP5K30GNA4MXGM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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