• Short Summary

    MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE--BOTH BLACK AND WHITE--ATTENDED THE FUNERAL SERVICES OF ONE OF THE BLACK PANTHER LEADERS, FRED HAMPTON, IN CHICAGO ON TUESDAY (DECEMBER 9).

  • Description

    MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE--BOTH BLACK AND WHITE--ATTENDED THE FUNERAL SERVICES OF ONE OF THE BLACK PANTHER LEADERS, FRED HAMPTON, IN CHICAGO ON TUESDAY (DECEMBER 9). HAMPTON AND ANOTHER BLACK PANTHER WERE KILLED IN A POLICE RAID ON THEIR APARTMENT ON DECEMBER THE 4TH.

    POLICE SAY THEY WERE FIRED ON AS THEY APPROACHED THE PANTHERS APARTMENT BUT LAWYERS FOR THE PANTHERS DENY THIS, CLAIMING THERE ARE NO SIGNS THAT THE PANTHERS FIRED AT THE POLICE.

    MANY PEOPLE ARE CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE RAID WHICH WAS CARRIED OUT BY POLICE FROM THE CHICAGO STATE'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE SINCE VISITED THE BULLET-SCARRED APARTMENT WHERE HAMPTON AND HIS COLLEAGUE MARK CLARK DIED.

    THE FUNERAL SERVICE WAS ATTENDED BY MANY DIGNITARIES INCLUDING THE REVEREND RALPH ABERNATHY, SUCCESSOR TO THE LATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, AS HEAD OF THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, AND BY SEVERAL U.S.D CONGRESSMEN.

    MEANWHILE ACROSS THE NATION IN LOS ANGELES POLICE HAVE ALSO FOUGHT A GUN BATTLE AT THE LOCAL BLACK PANTHER HEADQUARTERS. MORE THAN 2-HUNDRED POLICEMEN TOOK PART IN THE FIERCE, FOUR-HOUR GUN BATTLE WHICH ENDED WHEN THE ELEVEN PANTHERS IN THE BUILDING SURRENDERED AFTER POLICE HAD GIVEN THEM A FINAL ULTIMATUM. THREE OF THE PANTHERS AND FOUR POLICEMEN WERE WOUNDED, ONE SERIOUSLY. THE PANTHERS WERE WEARING GAS MASKS AND BULLET-PROOF VESTS. POLICE USED TEAR GAS AND SMALL ARMS FIRE.

    POLICE TOOK POSSESSION OF AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, SHOTGUNS, RIFLES, HOME-MADE BOMBS AND A LARGE QUANTITY OF AMMUNITION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACFXMBERDQHWESGC3UA594979M
    Media URN:
    VLVACFXMBERDQHWESGC3UA594979M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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