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From August 19 to August 25, confrontations occur between Chicago police and anti-war protesters during the Democratic National Convention. Demonstrators are composed largely of affiliates of the Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam (known more generally as the Mobe) and the Yippies, whose had projected a "Festival of Life" to counteract the Democratic "Convention of Death." These two groups form the main, but by no means the only, targets of excessive police repression in a series of actions later termed a "police riot" by the Walker Report to the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence. Police in many cases indiscriminately club not only anti-war protesters, but also bystanders, neutral observers, reporters, journalists, and anyone carrying a camera.
August 1968. NYU Archives Collection.

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