Hundreds of patrolmen surged toward 250 people staging a sit-in at the plaza during the April peace rally. Wielding nightsticks and mace, officers attacked protesters, reporters, and bystanders. This unexpected use of force showed Mayor Daley the police were prepared to handle disturbances during the convention.


  • Title: Police move into Anti-Vietnam War rally
  • Date: 1968/1968
  • Location: Chicago
  • Medium: photographic prints
  • Credit: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-68950

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