August 22, 1972 : Demonstrators disrupt Republican National Convention in Miami Beach

Introduction

Delegates entering the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach are harassed by 3,000 antiwar demonstrators, many painted with death masks. The rest of the convention is marked by demonstrations outside the meeting hall; hundreds of protestors are arrested and many are injured when police use riot-control agents.

Article Details:

August 22, 1972 : Demonstrators disrupt Republican National Convention in Miami Beach

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 22, 1972 : Demonstrators disrupt Republican National Convention in Miami Beach

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/demonstrators-disrupt-republican-national-convention-in-miami-beach

  • Access Date

    October 23, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks