January 12, 1971 : “Harrisburg Six” charged with conspiracy

Introduction

The Reverend Philip F. Berrigan, serving a six-year prison term on charges of destroying draft records, and five others are indicted by a grand jury on charges of conspiring to kidnap presidential adviser Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington. The “Harrisburg Six,” as they came to be known, denied the charges and denounced them as a government effort to destroy the peace movement.

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January 12, 1971 : “Harrisburg Six” charged with conspiracy

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    January 12, 1971 : “Harrisburg Six” charged with conspiracy

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harrisburg-six-charged-with-conspiracy

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

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    A+E Networks