Fifteen members of the militant Black Panther movement have been charged with the murder of a negro policeman at their party headquarters in Detroit on Saturday night (24 October).
GV Police surround house (3 shots)
LV Armoured car.
GV Building burning.
GV Crowd listens to police loud hailer.
SV Police arrest panthers, and into wagon.
GV Tear gas bombs explode (2 shots)
LV Panthers leave with hands up (2 shots)
LV Police enter house
GV Street scene following day outside panther HQ.
CV Car with bloodstain where officer was killed.
SV Detectives enter Panther HQ
SV & CV Bullet-shattered window.
SV Onlookers, and police leave with rifle. (2 shots)
Initials SAW/AW/BJ SAW/AW/CO/23.42
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Background: Fifteen members of the militant Black Panther movement have been charged with the murder of a negro policeman at their party headquarters in Detroit on Saturday night (24 October).
More than 100 policemen surrounded the Black Panther building in Detroit after the negro patrolman., 26-year-old Glenn Smith, was shot dead.
Police persuaded seven women and two men in the house to surrender and then used tear gas to flush out the remaining four Black Panthers. A total 23 persons were arrested during the incident.
Bail for the fifteen charged with the murder has been set at a total of 225,000 dollars (about GBP 93,000 sterling).
Two other men have ben charge with assaulting a policeman and causing malicious damage to property.
The Detroit incident is the latest in a series of violent clashes this year between the militant Black Panthers and authorities in the United States.