Protest: Explosive Words and Deeds

Within the space of five days last week, explosions toppled the statue of a policeman in Chicago's Haymarket Square, ripped apart a courtroom in San Rafael, Calif., a Reserve Officers Training Corps building on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, and damaged an armory in Santa Barbara, Calif. A fifth blast rocked a courthouse in New York City. The Weathermen immediately claimed responsibility for three of the blasts, and it appeared that their boasts were not idle. Equally chilling was the threat from the radical organization of more to come.

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