Police clash with protestors at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, August 27, 1968
Police clash with protestors at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, August 27, 1968

Ved det Demokratiske Partis partikonvent i Chicago 26.-29. august 1968 mødes demonstrationerne mod især Vietnamkrigen med hårde forsøg fra politiet på at fjerne og nedkæmpe dem.

For USAs antikrigsbevægelse og nye venstre var det et omdrejnings- og fikspunkt.

 

1968 Democratic National Convention (Wikipedia.org)1968chi2.jpg

1968: The battle of Chicago. Interview with Joe Allen (Socialist Worker, US, Issue 678, August 22, 2008)

A look back at the 1968 Democratic Convention (International Socialist Review, Issue 60, July-August 2008).Interviews with activists Wayne Heimbach and Bill Roberts, who were in Chicago during the antiwar demonstrations and the police riot.

Mærkat for demonstrationerne mod Demokraternes convent i Chicago i august 1968
Mærkat for demonstrationerne mod Demokraternes convent i Chicago i august 1968

Phil Ochs Interview on the Chicago Convention. (Marxists Internet Archive: Writers: Phil Ochs)

Confrontation at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago + 8 photos below. (JoFreeman.com)

During the Democratic Party Convention in Chicago, at the Civic Center plaza (now known as the Daley Center), Yippie leaders Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and others nominated their presidential contender – Pigasus the pig. His platform was 'garbage'. Seven Yippies – and Pigasus – were arrested.
During the Democratic Party Convention in Chicago, at the Civic Center plaza (now known as the Daley Center), Yippie leaders Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and others nominated their presidential contender – Pigasus the pig. His platform was ‘garbage’. Seven Yippies – and Pigasus – were arrested.

Se om den efterfølgende farce-retssag mod “Chicago Seven”:

Chicago Seven (Wikipedia.org)
‘The Chicago Seven’ Trial: 1969-1970 (Famous American Trials)

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