• Short Summary

    SEVERAL HUNDRED MILITANT HIPPIES RIOTED IN SAN FRANCISCO'S HAIGHT-ASHBURY DISTRICT LATE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THROWING MOLOTOV COCKTAILS INTO THE STREETS FROM ROOFTOPS.

  • Description

    SEVERAL HUNDRED MILITANT HIPPIES RIOTED IN SAN FRANCISCO'S HAIGHT-ASHBURY DISTRICT LATE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THROWING MOLOTOV COCKTAILS INTO THE STREETS FROM ROOFTOPS. RIOT POLICE WERE RUSHED INTO THE AREA AND A NUMBER OF RIOTERS WERE ARRESTED.

    THE RIOT BEGAN WHEN THE HIPPIES TOOK DUSTBINS FROM THE STREETS AND SET LIGHT TO THEM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. OTHERS CLIMBED TO ROOFTOPS AND THREW MISSILES AND PETROL BOMBS.

    OTHERS TRIED TO BUILD A BARRICADE ACROSS A MAIN STREET, BUT WERE BROKEN UP BY POLICE AMID A HAIL OF BOTTLES AND STONES. POLICE THEN ENTERED A HOUSE IN THE STREET FROM WHERE BOMBS WERE BEING THROWN, AND EMERGED WITH A NUMBER OF YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO WERE ARRESTED. THE RIOT ENDED IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THURSDAY WITH POLICE IN CONTROL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABR0E9MJJQ131WJH7CAI6699E3
    Media URN:
    VLVABR0E9MJJQ131WJH7CAI6699E3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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