• Short Summary

    CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND, WAS TENSE AND UNEASY TODAY (SATURDAY) AS MORE THAN 400 NATIONAL GUARDSMEN HELD THE RACIALLY-SHOCKED FISHING TOWN IN AN IRON GRIP.

  • Description

    CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND, WAS TENSE AND UNEASY TODAY (SATURDAY) AS MORE THAN 400 NATIONAL GUARDSMEN HELD THE RACIALLY-SHOCKED FISHING TOWN IN AN IRON GRIP.STEEL-HELMETED GUARDSMEN WITH FIXED BAYONETS OCCUPIED KEY POINTS AND PATROLLED THE STREETS DIVIDING THE WHITE AND COLOURED SECTORS.

    FILM SHOWS DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE TOWN ON THURSDAY NIGHT.A LIMITED FORM OF MARTIAL LAW WAS CLAMPED ON CAMBRIDGE AFTER HOURS OF DEMONSTRATIONS AND CLASHES BETWEEN WHITES AND NEGROES HAD CULMINATED IN THE SHOOTING AND WOUNDING OF SIX WHITES.

    DEMONSTRATIONS WERE SPARKED WHEN INTEGRATIONIST TRIED TO INTEGRATE A WHITE RESTAURANT.POLICE PREVENTED ANY CLASHES, BUT LATER GANGS ROAMED THE TOWN LOOKING FOR TROUBLE.

    CAMBRIDGE IS NOW UNDER A CURFEW -- ANNOUNCED BY THE GUARDSMEN'S COMMANDER, BRIG-GENERAL GEORGE GELSTON, WHO AT THE SAME TIME BANNED ALL DEMONSTRATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEA933D8LCGVIJH9PDE51T2AH9
    Media URN:
    VLVAEA933D8LCGVIJH9PDE51T2AH9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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