1968 Paterson Riots

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Police Fire Guns, Gas In New Paterson Riots By VICTOR VANZI PATERSON (UPI) - Police fired carbines early today' at young Puerto Ricans and Negroes Negroes who firebombed buildings from roofs and bombarded auto- auto- Meets Both Sides Thant Tries to Thaw Frozen Viet Talks PARIS (UPI)-Secretary (UPI)-Secretary (UPI)-Secretary General General Thant of the United Nations flew to Paris today to try to break a deadlock in the North Vietnamese - American Vietnam War talks. ' Thant j made appointments with the chief U.S. negotiator, W. Averell Harriman, Foreign Minister Michel Debre of France, and the North Vietnamese Vietnamese delegation. The U.N. mission in Paris would not comment on Thant's activities. But the U.S. embassy later confirmed he would meet Calls For tas 'Splendid? Warren Backs LB J On Court Choices . WASHINGTON (UPI)-Chief (UPI)-Chief (UPI)-Chief Justice Earl Warren says President Johnson not only should choose his successor on the Supreme Court but made a "splendid" selection in Abe Fortas. The 77-year-old 77-year-old 77-year-old 77-year-old 77-year-old jurist yesterday yesterday held his first real news mobiles with cinder blocks. Authorities Authorities also fired tear gas at demonstrators who dumped garbage garbage into the streets. It was the fifth consecutive night of disorder in a 20-square 20-square 20-square block Puerto Rican neighbor- neighbor- with Harriman in the afternoon. A spokesman for the North Vietnamese delegation said Thant would confer with them sometime today. The U.N. leader was expected to see the North Vietnamese delegation leader, Xuan Thuy. Dozens of riot police guarded Thant when he arrived at Orly airport. "' " :' The talks have made no progress in 11 sessions since they opened May 13. The North Vietnamese have insisted the Americans stop unconditionally all bombing of North Vietnam. Lame Duck President because his term is running out," Warren told reporters in the oak-paneled oak-paneled oak-paneled Supreme Court conference room. If this were so, he said, the moment a President embarked on a second term he would be a lame duck because of the constitutional amendment that limits hood of this industrial city of 143,000, 10 miles north of Newark. Police blocked off a 10-block 10-block 10-block stretch of Main Street where two rival Puerto Rican gangs fought with clubs and knives for 30 minutes. Arrest 51 Persons Police arrested 51 persons during a night that began calmly. Violence erupted about midnight when two vacant tenements were firebombed. Later, groups of youths gathered gathered on street corners and marched along, breaking street lights and tossing bricks through shop windows. No looting was reported. Police scattered the vandals on Main Street but rock throwing and small rubbish fires broke out throughout the neighborhood. The debris-strewn debris-strewn debris-strewn area returned returned to relative calm early today after several hours of the sporadic hit-and-run hit-and-run hit-and-run hit-and-run hit-and-run vandalism and fighting. Police reported only one man, a police officer, was slightly injured. In Trenton, Gov. Richard Jj Hughes ordered a grand jury investigation into charges of police brutality in putting down the disorders, which first broke out Monday after police arrested arrested a man they said was turning on a fire hydrant illegally. Mayor Lawrence F. Kramer, who stayed at police headquarters headquarters with community loaders through the night, said Molotov cocktails hit several buildings on Main Street and the structures were quickly destroyed. destroyed. Paterson has 22,000 Fuerto Ricans and 45,000 Negroes.. Clergy Investigate A group of 30 clergymen from four surrounding counties arrived arrived in Paterson yesterday to look into community charges of police brutality. The group, which called itself the Urban Continued on Page 5 Col. 1

Clipped from Courier-Post06 Jul 1968, SatPage 1

Courier-Post (Camden, New Jersey)06 Jul 1968, SatPage 1
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