Chicago Tribune previews ’68 convention protest

Anti-war activists hope to seize sentiment of 1968 Democratic National Convention with 50th anniversary protest, march

Ese Olumhense, Chicago Tribune

Five decades after anti-war activists and Chicago police clashed in a dramatic sequence of protests that took place in the city during the August 1968 Democratic National Convention, another generation of pacifists are planning a demonstration against “war and police violence.”

“We are not aiming for a nostalgia event,” said Andy Thayer of the Chicago Committee Against War and Racism, which is organizing the coming protest, slated for Aug. 25.

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