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Police Crackdown of Free Speech Movement Protest

On-the-scene coverage of the clash between police and student protesters at the University of California, Berkeley, captures the mayhem of the moment. On October 1, 1964, student activist Jack Weinberg was arrested for handing out leaflets on campus, an event that set off a major student uprising.

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    On-the-scene coverage of the clash between police and student protesters at the University of California, Berkeley, captures the mayhem of the moment. On October 1, 1964, student activist Jack Weinberg was arrested for handing out leaflets on campus, an event that set off a major student uprising.

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