Aftermath of Haight Ashbury Riot

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from February 20th 1968 in San Francisco featuring press conferences with Mayor Joseph Alioto and Police Chief Cahill, who explain their version of events which occured in the Haight Ashbury on February 19th. Alioto refers to a "riot situation in the Haight Ashbury" and rejects any accusations of "police brutality." Cahill refers to what happened as "regrettable" but defends the police use of tear gas. A member of the press recalls his experience of being arrested during these events, citing "numerous instances of brutality."

Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Date aired
2/20/1968
Recording medium
16mm b&w film, magnetic sound
3:12
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival newsfilm
Identifier
KPIX 34700
Views
4573

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Telling my 45 yr old daughter about all that happened in haight ashbury in the 60's.

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