#AceHistoryNews – Aug.31: In one day and night, the Cold War consensus that had dominated American thinking since the late 1940s was shattered: The Democratic Party held its national convention in Chicago in #1968 and problems immediately arose both inside and outside the convention #AceHistoryDesk reports
https://t.me/HistoricalPics/9159: Inside, the delegates were split on the party’s stance concerning the ongoing Vietnam War: As the debate intensified, fights broke out on the convention floor, and delegates and reporters were kicked, punched, and knocked to the ground: On the streets of Chicago, antiwar protesters massed in the downtown area. Mayor Richard Daley responded by unleashing the Chicago police force.
Thousands of policemen stormed into the crowd, swinging their clubs and firing tear gas: Stunned Americans watched on TV as the police battered and beat protesters, reporters, and anyone else in the way. The protesters began to chant, “The whole world is watching. The whole world is watching.” The world–and the American nation–was indeed watching that night.
The convention events marked an important turning point: no longer would the government have unrestrained power to pursue its Cold War policies. When future international crises arose–in Central America, the Middle East, or Africa–the cry of “No more Vietnams” was a reminder that the government’s Cold War rhetoric would be closely scrutinized and often criticised. #Yippie #Protest #Chicago #USHistory #ColdWar #ThisWeekInHistory #AceHistoryNews
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