• Short Summary

    VIOLENCE OUTSIDE NEW YORK'S CITY HALL - AS CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATIONS IN AMERICA'S LARGEST CITY CONTINUE.

  • Description


    QUESTION: "DO YOU THINK IT'S NECESSARY TO COURT PHYSICAL HARM IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE YOUR OBJECTIVES?"



    ANSWER: "BEING BORN BLACK IS A CONSTANT PHYSICAL HARM. WE WERE BORN WITH THE HARM. WE ARE BORN WITH THE INJUSTICE. WE ARE BORN WITH ALL KINDS OF NEEDS BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO UNDERSTAND. WE CANNOT TAKE THIS ANY LONGER. WE ARE SORRY THAT TWO POLICEMEN GOT HURT BUT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT BEING BORN BLACK WE WERE BORN HURT."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: VIOLENCE OUTSIDE NEW YORK'S CITY HALL - AS CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATIONS IN AMERICA'S LARGEST CITY CONTINUE.YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) POLICE ARRESTED NINE NEGRO DEMONSTRATORS WHO WERE CHAINING THEMSELVES TOGETHER.THE CORDON OF POLICE MOVED IN WHEN THE DEMONSTRATORS TRIED TO FASTEN THE END OF THEIR CHAINS TO PILLARS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE CITY HALL ENTRANCE AND THEREBY BLOCK THE PASSAGE.TWO POLICE WERE REPORTED TO BE INJURED IN THE ENSUING SCUFFLE AS A CROWD NEARLY A 100 STRONG, WHO HAD EARLIER DEMONSTRATED AGAINST MAYOR ROBERT WAGNER, RUSHED TO THE AID OF THE CHAINED PICKETS.

    THE NINE ARRESTED DEMONSTRATORS WERE PART OF A GROUP OF 22 MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY WHO HAD CAMPED IN THE CITY HALL LOBBY FOR THE LAST SIX WEEKS.

    AS POLICE MOVED THE DEMONSTRATORS ON THERE WERE SHOUTS OF "MAYOR WAGNER MUST GO, GOVERNOR ROCKEFELLER MUST GO, JIM CROW MUST GO," OTHER DEMONSTRATORS CHANTED: "POLICE BRUTALITY MUST GO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF3U3IBLMHVMRPXEIR9TZPF8VA
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3U3IBLMHVMRPXEIR9TZPF8VA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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