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1968 Democratic National Convention protests...

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September 05, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York City, Sept. 5, 1968

* 1968 Democratic National Convention protests
* United States involvement in the Vietnam War
* Far left-wing Democrats riot in Chicago, Illinois
* Support for presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey

The front page has three related photos with brief text. (see images) Much more on pages 23 through 29 with loads of text. Too much to photo all.
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
wikipedia notes: The 1968 Democratic National Convention protests were a series of protests against the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War that took place prior to and during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The protests lasted approximately seven days, from August 23 to August 29, 1968.
Many left-wing counterculture and anti-Vietnam War groups, as well as supporters of anti-war Democratic candidate Eugene McCarthy, began planning protests, marches, and demonstrations in response to the convention and the impending presidential nomination of Democratic vice-president nominee Hubert Humphrey. There were several attempts by local Chicago authorities to prevent the protests from occurring; however, they were unsuccessful. Thus, the city promised "law and order" in order to suppress the protesters. As a result, many protesters, reporters, and bystanders were met with unprecedented levels of police brutality and police violence by the Chicago Police Department, particularly in Grant Park and Michigan Avenue in Chicago during the convention. The actions by Chicago police, the Illinois National Guard, and other law enforcement agencies were later described by the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence as a "police riot".
During the evening of August 28, 1968, with the police riot occurring on Michigan Avenue in front of the Democratic party's convention headquarters, the Conrad Hilton hotel, television networks broadcast live as the anti-war protesters began the now-iconic chant "The whole world is watching".

It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 64 pages, tabloid size, one fold along the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

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Category: The 20th Century