Chicago 1968: Blood Outside the Arena (Reprinted 8/28/1968)Breaking News
tags: 1968, Chicago, riot, Democratic Convention
August 28, 1968
CHICAGO — The lid blew off Monday night.
In the Amphitheatre:
Hubert Humphrey made his pact with the South and John Connally became his Strom Thurmond.
Eugene McCarthy’s badly organized campaign continued to unravel.
The boomlet for Teddy Kennedy turned out to be a fantasy of Bobby’s orphans.
In the street:
The cops chased, Maced, tear-gassed, and shot blanks at the kids who were in Lincoln Park an hour after curfew.
All over the city people were randomly stopped and questioned.
Tom Hayden was arrested on charges which three witnesses including two lawyers insisted were false.
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