• Short Summary

    Miami Beach - the United States holiday playground - which last month hosted the National Democratic convention, is about to host America's other big political extravaganza - the Republican Convention.

  • Description

    Miami Beach - the United States holiday playground - which last month hosted the National Democratic convention, is about to host America's other big political extravaganza - the Republican Convention.

    Preparations at the site - the same hall which the Democrats used just a little way from the famous beach - are now moving into top gear for the convention which is due to begin on August the 21st.

    Unlike the Democrats, the Republicans' nomination appears to be no more than a formality. The present United States president, Richard Nixon, and Spiro Agnew, the vice-President go to Miami Beach certain of re-election as the party's nomination.

    At this year's convention, the job of nominating the President will go to Nalson Rockefeller - a one-time rival of the President, but now being widely tipped for high office if the Republicans win the November election.

    The only possible shadow being cast over the convention at this stage is the threat of anti-war demonstrations. However, the authorities are taking no chances, and the Miami Police have been drilled in riot control should the demonstrations become disorderly. In addition, troops will also be on alert in the city, but they will remain out of sight, as they did during the Democratic Convention.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9NXRB1C2GRF5DVPG3ZH7J0FI7
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NXRB1C2GRF5DVPG3ZH7J0FI7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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