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Rockwell Gets Permission to Stage Demonstration in Washington

Rep. Seymour Halpern, New York Republican, appealed today to police officials here to rescind conditional permission to George Rockwell’s American Nazi party to stage a demonstration on August 28 against civil rights.

The appeal was addressed to District of Columbia Police Chief Robert Murray, who had announced that Rockwell’s group and other hate-peddlers could stage a mass demonstration and parade in protest against a planned national Negro civil rights rally if they behaved peacefully. Rep. Halpern said that the police, in approving the rally, was simply “asking for a bloody explosion.”