National Affairs: National Affairs, Sep. 19, 1949

This attack occurred near Peekskill, N.Y. last week, after some 2,500 veterans had paraded to protest a second "concert" given by Paul Robeson and attended by thousands of his Communist-line followers. Both sides were looking for trouble: some of the concertgoers, carefully organized and briefed by their Communist leaders, came equipped with baseball bats; veterans and their sympathizers ambushed departing cars, bombarded them with sticks and heavy stones. Twenty-five buses had every window broken, eight cars were overturned, 145 people were hurt. Westchester County authorities blamed "teen-agers," commended the 904 policemen for preventing "mass killings." But the police, for all...

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