• Short Summary

    RACIAL VIOLENCE RETURNED TO THE MARYLAND FISHING TOWN OF CAMBRIDGE ON MONDAY NIGHT. NATIONAL GUARDSMEN?

  • Description

    RACIAL VIOLENCE RETURNED TO THE MARYLAND FISHING TOWN OF CAMBRIDGE ON MONDAY NIGHT. NATIONAL GUARDSMEN HAD TO USE TEAR-GAS TO BREAK UP A RIOT WHICH FOLLOWED A SPEECH BY GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE, OF ALABAMA, AN ARDENT SEGREGATIONIST.

    GOVERNOR WALLACE SPOKE TO 1,200 WILDLY-CHEERING PEOPLE IN THE TOWN, WHICH LAST SUMMER WAS RACKED WITH RACIAL TROUBLES. WHEN HE FINISHED, ABOUT 400 NEGROES, LED BY EIGHT ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS, MARCHED TOWARDS THE TOWN CENTER.

    THEY NET A BARRICADE OF 100 NATIONAL GUARDSMEN (STATE MILITIA) WITH BAYONETS FIXED. THEY WERE TOLD TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES, AS THE ALABAMA LEADER HAD ALREADY LEFT. BUT, DESPITE PLEAS FROM THEIR LEADERS TO OBEY THE REQUEST, THE NEGROES BEGAN THROWING STONES AND BOTTLES. LOOSING TEAR-GAS CAPSULES, THE GUARDSMEN BROKE UP THE DEMONSTRATION.

    ONE DEMONSTRATION WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN BAYONETTED, ANOTHER SEARED BY TEAR-GAS, AND 13 ARRESTED. FIVE GUARDSMEN WERE INJURED BY FLYING BOTTLES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABW00DRGNO01A86O7ZWYXZDQBU
    Media URN:
    VLVABW00DRGNO01A86O7ZWYXZDQBU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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