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Tear-gassed While Working for the Eugene McCarthy campaign


Bob lived in Chicago in 1967-68, when he worked for the Eugene McCarthy campaign, a Congressman who ran against incumbent Lyndon Johnson on an anti-Vietnam War platform in 1968. Before the Democratic convention, Bob was working as a courier on his motorcycle, delivering things between the Convention Centre at the Stockyards and the Conrad Hilton. In those days, Chicago police were beating up protesters in Grant Park. In the height of the chaos, Mayor Daly called in the National Guard, and Bob got tear gassed on his bike. “I was just trying to do a job to stop the war in Vietnam”. Thanks for sharing, Bob.

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