ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Protests Turn Violent at the 1968 Democratic National Convention

A look back at a turbulent election year as Americans protest U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
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Transcript for ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Protests Turn Violent at the 1968 Democratic National Convention
40000 members of the youth international party defeats they call themselves converged on Chicago. And they said they were there to protest the war poverty racism and other social bills. Some of them were also determined to provoke a confrontation. For the streets. Mayor Richard Daley won't keep it peaceful even if it took force to keep the peace. He was run like 121000 police 5000. National Guardsmen and some of the 500 regular army troops. We get these succeed and they got their confrontation. Has been has been that being spread is coming. Clubs were swinging and were hit on the head of the men were arrested and this is what happens when. People are charged a police line and people were hit and people were arrested. And in the law the city of Chicago was upheld hundreds of marchers doesn't. Injured. Restraint and jobs. This was later called. Please why it. CBS news thank you and supplement and you can underestimate don't don't don't push the limits my. Are not quite this week. The demonstrators repeatedly tried to march on the side of the convention stockyards. Repeatedly.

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