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    NINE WHITE HECKLERS WERE ARRESTED IN CHICAGO LATE ON FRIDAY (12 AUGUST) DURING A FRESH OUTBREAK OF RACIAL TROUBLE.

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    NINE WHITE HECKLERS WERE ARRESTED IN CHICAGO LATE ON FRIDAY (12 AUGUST) DURING A FRESH OUTBREAK OF RACIAL TROUBLE. MORE THAN 700 NEGROES AND SOME WHITE CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS WERE MARCHING THROUGH THE BOGAN RESIDENTIAL AREA ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH-WEST SIDE WHEN THEY WERE HECKLED AND SPAT UPON BY GROUPS OF WHITES.

    THE WHITE HECKLERS, SOME CARRYING CONFEDERATE FLAGS, SHOUTED AT THE NEGROES: "NIGGER, NIGGER!" AND "WE WANT WALLACE!" - A REFERENCE TO THE SEGREGATIONALIST GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA, MR GEORGE WALLACE.

    NINE OF THE HECKLERS WERE ARRESTED FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT DURING THE DEMONSTRATION THAT INCLUDED SILENT VIGILS IN FRONT OF THREE REAL ESTATE OFFICES. THE BOGAN AREA IS POPULATED BY SECOND AND THIRD GENERATION EAST AND CENTRAL EUROPEANS. MANY RESIDENTS OF THE AREA HAD PREVIOUSLY LEFT OTHER HOMES ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE BECAUSE OF THE INFLUX OF NEGROES THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJO5IW5O33NPPEKE1I964RL9G
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJO5IW5O33NPPEKE1I964RL9G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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