• Short Summary

    RESENTMENT HAS SIMMERED AMONG HARLEM'S QUARTER-MILLION NEGROES SINCE A NEGRO BOY WAS KILLED BY AN OFF-DUTY POLICEMAN LAST THURSDAY.

  • Description

    RESENTMENT HAS SIMMERED AMONG HARLEM'S QUARTER-MILLION NEGROES SINCE A NEGRO BOY WAS KILLED BY AN OFF-DUTY POLICEMAN LAST THURSDAY. IN NEW YORK TODAY (MONDAY) CITY OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING WAYS TO PREVENT MORE DISTURBANCES IN AMERICA'S BIGGEST NEGRO COMMUNITY -- THE WORST RIOTS FOR TWO DECADES.

    THE RIOTING, LONG FEARED BY POLICE AND SOCIAL WORKERS, EXPLODED ON SATURDAY NIGHT. STEEL-HELMETED POLICE FIRED THOUSANDS OF SHOTS OVER THE HEADS OF THE RIOTERS. THEY FOUGHT A SERIES OF RUNNING FIGHTS WITH SWINGING TRUNCHEONS, THEY WERE ATTACKED CONTINUALLY WITH BRICKS, BOTTLES AND PETROL BOMBS -- THE FAVOURED WEAPONS. ONE MAN WAS KILLED AND 119 INJURED IN THE WEEKEND'S RIOTING. ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

    WHILE MOURNERS AT THE UNDERTAKER'S PREMISES SHOUTED AND CURSED THE POLICE, JAMES FARMER, A NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, HAD THIS TO SAY:
    BUT A DEPUTY POLICE COMMISSIONER SAID MANY OF THE RIOTERS WEREN'T CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS AT ALL:
    MR JESSE GRAY, A NEGRO RENT STRIKE LEADER, SPOKE OF GUERILLA WARFARE:
    OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS SPOKE OF POLICE METHODS IN SATURDAY NIGHT'S RIOTS:
    POLICE TONIGHT FIRED SHOTS TO BREAK NEGRO DEMONSTRATIONS IN HARLEM FOR THE THIRD SUCCESSIVE NIGHT. AT THE SAME TIME CITY OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THAT MAYOR WAGNER, NOW ON A EUROPEAN TOUR, WOULD CUT SHORT HIS TRIP AND RETURN HOME TOMORROW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC39EBOJTPMND7F4PQI55G4DBH
    Media URN:
    VLVAC39EBOJTPMND7F4PQI55G4DBH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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