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Police officers awaiting a possible confrontation

1968/1968

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum

The DNC finally exploded Wednesday evening, August 28. As the barricaded crowd swelled in front of the Hilton Hotel, hundreds of police rushed in. They beat and arrested protesters, bystanders, and reporters. Television crews broadcast these shocking scenes worldwide.

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  • Title: Police officers awaiting a possible confrontation
  • Date: 1968/1968
  • Location: Chicago
  • Medium: photographic prints
  • Credit: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-20689
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