1968 Paterson Riots (cont.)
Fifth Night Disorders Again Hit Paterson Continued from Page One Crisis Task Force, said they had talked to Hughes about the situation. A spokesman for the group said four policemen grabbed a member of the community peacekeeping force in an alley and beat him severely. They said police teargassed the store front office of the Southern Christian Leadership Confer ence while six persons were inside. "Police smashed windows in 18 businesses owned by black people," said Rev. John Eldred of the First Baptist Church in Paterson. ; "This sort of thing has been going on behind the backs of the Paterson community ; all " week long," Eldred said. Total Arrests 156 The new arrests brought to 156 the number of persons arrested in the violence. Jose Rios, a leader of the city's Puerto Rican community, said today he had telegraphed Gov. Roberto Sanchez .Vilella of Puerto Rico about the situation and that Vilella had sent Jose Monzerrat, director of the New York Puerto Rican Common wealth to Paterson. Monzerrat met with 50 leaders of the city's Puerto Rican community. "They will not leave until law and order is completely main tained and the demands of our committee are accepted," Rios said. ;- ;- Rios said the Puerto Rican community's demands included: A halt in police use of tear gas to quell disturbances among Puerto Ricans. Removal of police patrol cars from Puerto Rican neigh borhoods in the city. More recreational facilities for the city's Puerto Rican youth.