In Washington, D.C., American Indians - some armed with tomahawks and makeshift weapons, continued their?
GV Indian tent in front of Indian Affairs building,
SV & CU line of Indian pickets ZOOM to people on roof.
CU Picket with lead piping.
GV Scuffle breaks out (4 shots)
GV Indians on roof
SV Demonstration march (general demo)
SCU Carl McIntyre speaks through megaphone.......
SOF BEGINS: "I have some things we'd like to say to you good Indians. We love you, and thank the Lord....as I said I was raised with the Chocktaw Indians in Oklahoma. Freedom of speech, liberty justice equality for all indians." (2 shots)
CU Man with placard "No compromise"
SCU Carl McIntyre talks with Indian chief:
SOF: "Well, I don't want you to be following the lines of Stockely Carmichael. I want you to get over here and let's get justice. (interruption) Stockely Carmichael is willing to help us....."
McINTYRE: "Well, I'm willing to help you, I'm here to help you to get.... but don't join up with the Communists to get what you call justice, they don't have justice. OK thank you......."
SV & CU Indians with weapons march to General Services Administration building and enter (5 shots)
(Transcript of Senator McIntyre's address to the demonstrators and his conversation with one Indian chief.....)
McINTYRE: "I have some things we'd like to say to you good Indians. We love you, and thank the Lord. As I said was raised with the (indistinct) Indians in Oklahoma. Freedom of speech, liberty, justice, equality for all Indians."
(Then, Senator McIntryre talks with Indian Chie:-)
"Well, I don't want you to be following the lines of Stokely Carmichael. I want you to get over here and let's get justice".
CHIEF: "Stekely Germicheal is willing to help us........"
McINTYRE: "Well, I'm willing to help you, I'm here to help you get.......but don't join up with the Communists to get what you call justice. They don't have justice, OK? Thank you......."
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Background: In Washington, D.C., American Indians - some armed with tomahawks and makeshift weapons, continued their occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Sunday (November 4) in protest at what they claim are injustices at the hands of white men.
About 200 Indians waited for new talks with Government officials and a new appeal-court ruling on whether they would be allowed to hold religious services in Arlington National Cemetery where war veterans are buried.
The Indians had planned to hold a service at the Grave of Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian who helped raise the American flag on Iwojima after its capture by the Americans in world war two.
About 400 Indians seized the Bureau on Thursday night (2 November) vowing to hold it until the Government met their demands for more economic and social benefits, and reorganised the Bureau.
During the day (4 November) the pickets and demonstrators were addressed by Senator Carl McIntyre who urged them not to accept what he called "a Communist line".