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REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
INCIDENT LOG
Aug 19-23, 1972

REFERENCE:
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
PUBLIC INFORMATION UNIT
INCIDENT LOG

Saturday, August 19, 1972

9:30 a.m.  Joe Grimm reported that Sen. Robert Dole will canvass S.W. 56 Street West from Miller Drive (9:30-9:45) re: knocking on doors "get out the vote."  1,000 Pro-Nixon young people will be with him.  Requested traffic control help from P.S.D.  This office contacted Sgt. Dolan, West District, S.M.P.D. and C.G.P.D. - 15 people showed up "QRU" at 10:15 a.m. per Sgt. Dolan.

App. 2 p.m.  Approximately 35-40 V.V.A.W. persons walked South from Ft. Lauderdale set up camp for the night in Greynolds Park-East (overnight camping has been approved by the County) QRU.

6 p.m.  Dough Taggerty, Sgt.

6 p.m.  - 6 a.m. - Everything is QRU

Sunday, August 20, 1972

9:45 a.m.  Capt. Clifton called from East Greynolds Park.  Camping VVAW people will break camp between 10-11 a.m. and march down U.S. #1 to 79 Street, march East across causeway.  They will have lunch at Indian Creek Park and meet Scott Camile and 250 vehicles mortorcade at approximately 2 p.m.

10:20 a.m.  65 VVAW & three vehicles moving out of Greynolds Park East (one hit by car?)

11:00 a.m. Washington Avenue and 14 Street - Political Rally for School Board (75-100)
QRU-11 a.m.

11:00 a.m.  Paul Janosky, Officer, called "10" Fontainebleau with Task Force - QRU

11:50 a.m.  Recruit Sheryl Corcoran called - First family to arrive at 11:56 a.m. 2,000 Pro-Nixon Republicans on hand for arrival.  Mr. Page will stay until the crowd breaks.

12:55 p.m.  Recruit Sheryl Corcoran called - Airport QRU - Agnew arrives.  2,000 to 3,000 people at Airport.

12:55 p.m.  VVAW Parade now East on 79 Street across the Bay - QRU

1:00 p.m.  Recruit Ralph Hernandez called - QRU at Fontainebleau.

2:20 p.m.  Recruit Ralph Hernandez called - QRU at Fontainebleau - 534-0730

2:15 p.m.  Lincoln Road and Meridian - 1,000 Unidentified group - QRU at 2:15

:20 p.m.  Indian Beach Park - 70 VVAW's - QRU at 2:20

2:30 p.m.  On the Southside of Convention Hall - 450 Zippies, Etc. QRU

2:30 p.m.  200 to 450 Zippies etc. - East side of Convention Hall

2:40 p.m.  South on I-95 - 40 Volkswagons, one Bus - QRU at 2:40

2:52 p.m.  Julia Tuttle & Alton Road - F.H.P. Reports 55-60 cars-Direction South Convention Hall - Active 2:52

3:03 p.m.  South from Doral on Collins - 70 VVAW's marching - active at 3:03

3:25 p.m.  Recruit Ralph Hernandez called - All QRU

4:18 p.m.  Recruit Ralph Hernandez called - All QRU

5:00 p.m.  Officer Chantlos reported 20 more cars for VVAW caravan just went through Golden Glades Interchange.

6:00 p.m.  Sgt. Doug Taggerty

5:45 p.m.  Sgt. Ellis Smith reports VVAW's marching from Indian Creek to Flamingo Park, South on Collins West on 40 Street and South on Sheridan to Flamingo Park. (40-45 demonstrators)

5:45 p.m. Recruit Ralph Hernandez called - All QRU

6:15 p.m.  Convention site - 17 Street and Washington Avenue - 150 VVAW's and four vehicles.

                 400-500 S.D.S. enroute to Fontainebleau Hotel

7:05 p.m.  Recruit Ralph Hernandez - 1,000-2,000 demonstrators South entrance of Fontainebleau Hotel.

7:06 p.m.  Communications reported 400-500 S.D.S. were burning American Flag.

7:45 p.m.  Officer Paul Janosky reports 1,500 disorderly demonstrators threatening to storm Fontainebleau Hotel.

7:51 p.m.  Recruit Ralph Hernandez reports F.H.P. moved S.D.S.'s West to far side of street from hotel.

8:23 p.m.  Officer Janosky reports P.S.D. units have secured.

8:26 p.m.  Mr. Page reports - F.H.P. possibly making 50 arrests ???

9:10 p.m.  100 Gay Libs candle light parade enroute to Convention Hall, from Flamingo Park

9:36 p.m.  Washington & 17 Street - 150 Gay Libs - same as above - Convention Center - Bed down at 10:30 p.m.

6: a.m.  Officer Ed Thompson

Monday, August 21, 1972

2:55 p.m.  Recruit Sheryl Corcoran called - All QRU Convention Center

2:00 p.m.  12-15 National Socialists on bus from Ft. Lauderdale at Lums at N.W. 125 Street and W. Dixie Hwy. for lunch.  At the restaurant a fight broke out with some Jewish people, N.M.P.D. handled and sent bus on its way.  Capt. Clifton, Station #1, and Sgt. Smith advised at 2:10 p.m. that the bus and the socialists were at Station 1 and that they were going to be escorted back to Broward County and told to stay there after OCB talks with them - Officer Paul Janosky.

2:30 p.m.  Convention Site and Flamingo Park - V.V.A.W. - 500 persons moving from Flamingo Park, East on 15 Street from Meridian Gates 4 & 5 on 17 Street and Washington Avenue.  Destination Miami Beach Sr. High School - This is the location of 750 men National Infantry Battalion.

3:20 p.m.  At School

3:15 p.m.  Washington Avenue and 20 Street - 100 Pro-Nixon people - Active at 3:15

3:28 p.m.  Roof of Miami Beach Senior High - 2 Demos on roof unidentified turned American flag upside down - Active

4:10 p.m.  North on Jefferson - 200 Zippies or Hippies enroute to the Convention Hall - Active at 4:10

4:30 p.m.  Washington and 17 Street North Demo site - Convention Hall

4:30 p.m.  East bound from Meridian North on Collins - 300 people unidentified - Active Women's Lib

4:48 p.m.  North Demonstration Site - VVAW 500-600 Active at 4:48

5:00 p.m.  West on Dade - 200 Zippies - Active at 5 p.m.

5:10 p.m.  Officer Paul Janosky at Vizcaya (371-3531 Ext. 211) Task force just arrived Captain Pletcher (854-3531 Ext. 214)

5:20 p.m.  188 Street and Washington Avenue - 150 - 200 S.D.S. - Active at 5:20 p.m.

5:24 p.m.  Burdines Parking lot - 50-60 Cubans - Active at 5:24

6:00 p.m.  Sgt. Doug Taggerty

6:00 p.m.  Changing of Guard

6:10 p.m.  Orange Bowl - Four large buses, 30 vehicles to Burdines transporting Cubans.

6:17 p.m.  Car on Fire

6:30 p.m.  550 Cubans at Burdines parking lot.

6:45 p.m.  1,000 Cubans at Burdines parking lot.

----0 p.m.  Cubans and Zippies - 17 Stret and Washington QRU

7:05 p.m.  Cubans marching North on Washington, 1,000.

7:11 p.m.  First element of Cubans at Convention Site

7:20 p.m.  Flamingo Park - 300 Yippies North to Convention Site.

7:30 p.m.  Flamingo Park - 400-500 George Jackson

7:36 p.m.  East on 15 Street - George Jackson Group.

7:45 p.m.  Group up to 1,300 people.

7:55 p.m. 700 Cubans following George Jackson Group

8:55 p.m.  Zippies returned to Flamingo Park to recruit help.

9:00 p.m.  Gates 4 & 5 - 17 Street and Washington Avenue Attica Group (Raining heavy)

9:20 p.m.  South from Gate #5 - 500 protestors

10:08 p.m.  1,200 miscellaneous groups - Washington and 17 Street.

10:26 p.m.  1,000 demonstrators - 17 Street and Washington Avenue

10:50 p.m.  800 miscellaneous groups - 11:11 breaking up heading south, 11:35 arriving at park - clear

11:23 p.m.  30 - 50 demons. blocking gate 9X
                   100 - 125 sitting in the street at 17 Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, 11:32 p.m. clear

11:35 p.m.  Convention Hall clear - Convention adjourned.

6:00 a.m.  Officer Ed Thompson

Tuesday, August 22, 1972

10:10 a.m.  300 demonstrators North on Washington Avenue to Fontainebleau Hotel (S.D.S.)
                   11:20 a.m. - 22nd and Collins same group burned an American Flag.
                   11:55 a.m. - Blocking traffic - smae group

10:25 a.m.  Fontainebleau Hotel - 130 demons - Active - at 10:25-11:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Doral Hotel - 40 Pro-war - Active at 10:30-11:30

12 noon  Rickenbacker Causeway to Key Biscayne - One bus load - Nazi Party - Active 12 noon Still active at 2:05

12:25 p.m.  18 Str 12:55 p.m.  16 Street and Collins - 250 S.D.S. people breaking windows pulling down flags.
eet and Meridian - 150-200 unidentified group - Active at 12:25 p.m.

12:40 p.m.  Nazi's bus arrived at Key Biscayne.

1:05 p.m.  Washington and Lincoln - S.D.S.  (250) blocking intersection.

1:05 p.m.  Unidentified groups from 15 Street to 22 Street between Collins and Meridian acts of vandalism.

1:15 p.m.  750 VVAW leaving Flamingo Park North on Meridian, Active at 2:45

1:30 p.m.  North on Collins to Fontainebleau (Same group)

1:30 p.m.  Washington and 20 Street - 150 Zippies jumping on cars causing general disturbance - banner on fire causing a lot of smoke.

1:50 p.m.  F.H.P. arresting all violators Re: Washington and 20 Street

2:00 p.m.  Two bus loads of prisoners - 22 and Washington
 

2:05 p.m.  Key Biscayne - Nazi Party - Active at 2:05 p.m.

2:05 p.m.  22 Street & Washington FHP requests two more vans - active at 2:20

2:25 p.m.  Fontainebleau - 75 unidentified peaceful - Active at 2:25 p.m.

2:30 p.m.  Mr Page called - he is at the Convention Command Post, Officer Janosky is at the Airport.

3:00 p.m.  Fontainebleau - 75 VVAW - Active at 3:00 p.m.

3:07 p.m.  FHP requested 5 vans - active at 3:07 p.m.

3:26 p.m.  58 Street and Collins - 100 Blacks (non-militant ) Active at 3:26 p.m.

   35 p.m.  North from Fontainebleau - 30 Blacks Pro-Nixon carrying American Flag.

3:45 p.m.  Per request of Command Post attention News Media - Advise motorist to avoid N.W. 36 Street in the vicinity of Airport due to extremely heavy traffic conditions.

3:56 p.m.  President Nixon arrives

4:25 p.m.  South on Collins - VVAW (150-175) Active at 4:25 p.m.

4:53 p.m.  For information: Arrested 167 Adults males, 35 adult females, 8 juvenile males and two juvenile females Total of 212.  36 were released by court, 22 bonded, one to Youth Hall, one to parents.

5:05 p.m.  VVAW cleared Fontainebleau completely.

5:30 p.m.  Officer Paul Janosky at Key Biscayne Elementary - 361-5418

6:00 p.m.  Doug Taggerty, Sergeant

5:38 p.m.   Street without Joy march - leaving Flamingo Park - 500 subjects.  17 Street and Meridian - VVAW merged with MCC, etc. 1,000 demons.

6:22 p.m.  17 Street and Meridian - All groups merged - 2,600 to 3,000 moving East on 17 Street from Meridian enroute to Convention site.

6:27 p.m.  Same group moving North on Washington Avenue

6:30 p.m.  Abdala Group - Burdines Parking lot leaving Flamingo Park - 50 Attica Brigade.

6:45 p.m.  Gate 2X (20 Street and Washington Avenue) 400-500 demons. moving elephant up to fence.

6:50 p.m.  100 Attica Brigade equipped with gas masks walkie talkies and medics.  Demos trying to force gate.

7:03 p.m.  2,600-3,000 demons lying in the street (Meridian and 18 Street and 19 Street) blocking one lane of traffic.

7:21 p.m.  Pro-Nixon group being opposed by Anti-Nixon group - 20 Street and Washington Avenue.

7:24 p.m.  Gate 2X (20 Street and Washington) 2,000 demonstrators plan to encircle complex and meet back at Gate 2X (elephant still at gate 2X.)

7:30 p.m.  Traffic jam on Meridian (18 & 19 Streets)

7:35 p.m.  20 Street and Washington - demonstrators burning American Flag and other items.
                (7:45 p.m. Sgt. Ellis E. Smith advises demons. numbered at 75)

7:55 p.m.  Demos throwing tear gas bombs.

8:19 p.m.  Demos trying to crash Gate #5

8:25 p.m.  Gate 7X - 1,000 demos vandalizing area.

8:40 p.m.  Demos harrassing delegates

8:43 p.m.  Demos assaulting delegates Gates 5 & 6.  PSD - Meridian 9X - One arrest for disorderly conduct, per Recruit Sheryl Corcoran and Mr. Ralph Page at 9 p.m.

9:02 p.m.  South on Washington - Gate #5 - car hit demo.  Unknown number of injuries.

9:10 p.m.  One injured

9:25 p.m.  All QRU

9:35 p.m.  North Demo. area -group gathering (Jane Fonda speaking)

9:43 p.m.  Estimate crowd of 500

9:43 p.m.  Gate 5 VVAW leaving area

10:01 p.m.  VVAW arriving at park

10:02 p.m.  500-700 demos at park concert -

11:29 p.m.  All QRU

11:30 p.m.  South of Convention Hall - 1,000 demos. led by Jane Fonda.  At 11:40 only 500 demos.

11:49 p.m.  Convention Center

1:03 a.m.  All QRU

6:00 a.m.  Officer Ed Thompson

Wednesday, August 23, 1972

10:23 a.m.  S.E. Section of Flamingo Park - VVAW holding rally - Active at 10:23

11:40 a.m.  13 Street and Meridian - 25 Blacks peaceful - Active - 11:40 a.m.

11:45 a.m.  17 Street and Pennsylvania - Nazi leader arrested - 11:45 a.m. - Active

12 noon  Flamingo Park - Blacks armed with knives, small arms, clubs.

12:05 p.m.  Mr. Page called - Him and Recruit Sheryl Corcoran are at the Convention Hall.  Officer Janosky and Recruit Ralph Hernandez are at the Key.

1:00 p.m.  Mr. Page called - Capt. Pletcher's Task Force will move to the Beach.  Officer Janosky and Recruit Ralph Hernandez will go also.

1:30 p.m.  All areas QRU

4:17 p.m.  Recruit Sheryl Corcoran called - All QRU

3:55 p.m.   Dade and Washington - 35 demos. - Active - 3:55 p.m.

4:18 p.m.  North on Meridian and Pennsylvania - All groups leaving park marching north on Meridian - Active at 4:20 p.m. (500)

                From Flamingo to Convention site (500) - All groups active.

4:30 p.m.  Recruit Ralph Hernandez called.  Officer Janosky and him are with Capt. Pletcher's Task Force.  Radio #8003 - Meridian and Lincoln.

4:38 p.m.  Large group of demonstrators (VVAW) Meridian and 18 Street.

4:41 p.m.  17 Street and Meridian - 17 Street and Alton Road - VVAW demo. soaking toilet tissue in gasoline, may set buses on fire.

4:41 p.m.  23 Street and Liberty - 20 demonstrators - Active

4:45 p.m.  17 Street and Alton Road - 35 Zippies - Active

4:34 p.m. 18 Street and Meridian - VVAW (35) have gas masks - Active

5:00 p.m.  North on Meridian - 300-400 - Active

5:00 p.m.  Flamingo - 250 demonstrators - Active at 5:03

5:00 p.m.  Park from 21 Street (Collins Park) - 50 demo's have sticks and bottles - need more police unit - Active at 5:02 p.m.

5:03 p.m.  20 Street and Park - 50 Demo's turning over Volkswagon  - Active

5:03 p.m.  21 Street and Washington - group slashing tires - Active

5:10 p.m.  Gate 12 - Demo's trying to infiltrate between buses - Active

5:11 p.m.  19 Street and Washington - Demo's moved barricades and let traffic through - Active

5:11 p.m.  Front of Convention Hall - Building Dike - Active

5:14 p.m.  Park Avenue and 20 Street - Two County motors tipped over - Eastern on a "3" - Active 5:14 p.m.  Officer Hartman and Stutz (PSD)

                Ralph Hernandez, Recruit, called - Motormen were driving down the street and a garbage can was thrown which caused motors to go down.  Hartman hit with a pipe.  Active at 5:20 p.m.

5:14 p.m. 17 Street and Collins - Dumpsters dumped -Sgt. Dick Dengler advised.

5:24 p.m.  Washington Avenue and 20 Street - Blocking 20 Street W/sandbags - Active

5:25 p.m.  Michigan Avenue and Canal - VVAW 40-50 swimming in canal - Active

5:28 p.m.   Washington and 19 Street - Limosine people pelted with rocks and bleeding badly.  Active at 5:28 - Four persons - ambulance on scene.

5:31 p.m.  Pinetree between 26 and 30 Street - Request two prisoner vans - Active

5:40 p.m.  19 Street and Meridian - demo's grouping (100) - Active

5:35 p.m.  Collins and Indian Creek - VVAW (300-500) probable destination Fontainebleau Active at 5:42 p.m.
5:45 p.m.  Above entry - still active - throwing rocks and causing general disturbance.

5:50 p.m.  18 Street and Washington - Group of delegates surrounded by demo's - Active at 5:50.  Got inside the fence - QRU at 5:55 p.m.

5:58 p.m.  300-500 VVAW's destination Fontainebleau - Active

5:58 p.m.  30 Street and Collins - Demo's sitting down - FHP have group surrounded - Request van - Active

6:00 p.m.  Sgt. Doug Taggerty

6:00 p.m.  From 30 Street and Collins - 150 demo's running South - Active 6 p.m.

6:00 p.m.  Park and 20 Street - Demo's blocking traffic

6:05 p.m.  20 Hippies throwing junk and rocks in the road in Fontainebleau area.

6:13 p.m.  20 Street and Collins - Demos slashing tires.  MBPD requesting more units.  Request made for two more vans.

6:19 p.m.  Park & 23 Street - MPD motorman being attacked by demos.

6:29 p.m.  Dade Boulevard

6:30 p.m.  Per Recruit Ralph Hernandez at Capt. Pletcher's Command Post, two motormen (PSD) Edward C. Hartman and Stutz (Park Avenue and 20 Street, MB) Heard on radio that a woman needed help - being attached in her car by hippies.  They responded - on the way dipsy dumpsters were thrown in thir path.  Officer Hartman hit with a metal pipe in left shoulder.  Two other hippies pushed Hartman over.  Arrest made by MBPD.

6:30 p.m.  Continued - Officer McGrory (PSD) sent over to help.  His motor was hit by a woman in a car ($50 damage) Subject who pushed Hartman was booked at City of Miami Beach.  Charges and name unknown at this time.  Hartman is in a Miami Beach hospital - exact location unknown.  Stutz is supposedly in good condition.

6:35 p.m.  Per Recruit Sheryl Corcoran - arrest are being made by FHP at 23 Street and Collins Avenue.

6:40 p.m.  Per Sgt. Ellis Smith - demo's vandalizing cars all around South Beach - sporadic.

6:45 p.m.  80 males and 37 females arrested and they are on their way to County Jail.

6:47 p.m.  17 Street and James - Police gasing the area - demo's seen placing yellow objects around the building.

6:55 p.m.  Per Lt. Wells - Officer Hartman is at South Shore Hospital, Miami Beach, and is being released.

6:56 p.m.  Washington and Lincoln - 25 Zippies using mace on pedestrians.

7:04 p.m.   17 Street and Washington Avenue - 500 demo's blocking traffic on Washington Avenue.

7:10 p.m.  1,000-1,500 S.D.S. West on 17 Street from Washington Avenue.

7:10 p.m.  Gate #9 - 17 Street between Meridian and Washington - throwing rocks - request assistance from PSD.

7:11 p.m.  Per Recruit Ralph Hernandez - 6 W/M's obstructing traffic.

7:16 p.m.  18 Street and James - gas being used by police

7:18 p.m.  Gate 9X - Captain Senk, PSD at gate 9X - Per Recruit Sheryl Corcoran - PSD moved demo's West on Washington.

7:21 p.m.  Gate 12X, Meridian Avenue - Demo's attempting to turn over bus barricades.

7:23 p.m.  Gate 6X - One demonstrator injured - requested ambulance - QRU

7:30 p.m.  From 17 Street North on Washington - Police making sweep per Chief Lougheed.

7:31 p.m.  Per Central District - Hartman was transported to the Station, he is going, he is suffering from internal bleeding.

7:32 p.m.  2,000 S.D.S. at 19 Street and Collins Avenue - Police request Aid.

7:33 p.m.  Double Deck parking lot - Washington and 17 Street - 2,000 demonstrators.  Police using gas.

7:44 p.m.  17 Street and Washington - Limosine being surrounded by demonstrators.

7:47 p.m.  18 Street and Washington - PSD motorman inhaled a large dose of gas, he was taken to the hospital - Sgt. Ronald Krall.

7:55 p.m.  18 Street and Washington - demo's being pushed North on Washington Avenue by gas and police line.

8:03 p.m.  17 Street and Meridian - 50 demo's blocking traffic.

8:07 p.m.  Rear of the Convention Hall - reference white Ford.  Request all units stay clear - bomb advise 313.

8:15 p.m.  Lincoln Road Mall - 75 demo's running South "trashing" 200 blocking.

8:17 p.m.  Reference white Ford - pickup truck - Request units stay clear.

8:47 p.m.  100 trashing - Leaving Park - moving North on Meridian - PSD trying to stop them.

8:54 p.m.  Tear gas being used - unknown if is a police officer or a demonstrator.

9:00 p.m.  Washington & 17 Street - 450-500 demonstrators, moving out (No)

9:03 p.m.  Flamingo Park - demo's being contained in park by tear gas.

9:10 p.m.  East on 20 Street gas being used on 450-500 demo's (See 9:00 p.m.)

9:21 p.m.  Demo's at 22 Street and Collins

9:30 p.m.  West of Meridian - 200 Blocking traffic

9:34 p.m.  19 Street and Washington Avenue - Fire plug open - street blocked - gas QRU at 9:57 p.m.

9:40 p.m.  450-500 demo's arriving at Doral

9:45 p.m.  19 Street and Washington - demos vandalizing area.

9:51 p.m.  Per Mr. Page: Nothing much happening - only small isolated groups.

9:52 p.m.  Meridian and Lincoln Road - fragmented hand grenade left by a W/M, QRU at 9:57 p.m.  Change to: Tear gas - can empty.

9:55 p.m.  Doral - five vans requested for 450-500 demo's

10:00 p.m.  North on Collins, 44 Street - 500 demonstrators going to the Doral.  Requesting five additional vans.  TOT:10.

10:07 p.m.  Washington - 17 to Lincoln - 150-200 demo's throwing rocks - heavy gas.

10:12 p.m.  Doral - 900-1,000 predicted arrests.

10:22 p.m.  Washington - 17 Street to Lincoln - demo's vandalizing area.

10:30 p.m.  1,000 at Doral - 10 vans requested.

10:32 p.m.  Washington - 14 to Lincoln - Rock throwing, gas

10:32 p.m.  Small groups - North from Park

10:34 p.m.  19 Street and Collins - 150-200 Zippies trashing.

10:39 p.m.  East on 11 Street from Park - 200 with clubs (demos)

10:45 p.m.  1,000 demonstrators - Doral - arrests in progress

10:55 p.m.  250 arrests made.

10:39 p.m.  North on Collins - 300 Demo's with clubs

11:25 p.m.  Meridian and 17 Street - 20 Zippies blocking

11:35 p.m.  Julia Tuttle and A. Godfrey Road - 200-250 blocking

11:35 p.m.  Indian Creek and 41 Street - 200 blocking (FHP dispersing)

11:55 p.m.  Per Chuck Reynolds, PIO, MPD: 200 being arrested at Doral; 110 females at City Jail

12:10 a.m.  QRU at Doral Beach

12:32 a.m.  670-680 arrests estimated by Dade County Jail.

12:32 a.m.  15th and Meridian - MPD making arrests.

6:00 a.m.  Officer Ed Thompson

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