red scare

red scare

Riots In Chicago (1922)

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Riots in Chicago. United States of America (USA). Chicago police arrest alleged anarchists suspected of plotting to incite a riot; 1922. (Red Scare.) Policemen on horses and motorcycles riding down street in Chicago neighbourhood. Crowd (not a large mob- -if this is a riot it's a very small one) on sidewalk run as mounted police approach; many people standing on stoop. Closer shot outside small tavern: several people watch as a cop tries to grab someone at side of bldg. but the person slips away; cop chases. Mounted police ride down sidewalk. Police on foot start grabbing people. Next; shot (w/ a cameraman staggering in FG) of cops running up steep front steps to porch where they start manhandling a woman. 2 cops drag the young woman down the steps; she struggles & tries to cling to the railing. It finally takes 4 cops to control her & drag her away. More arrests; cops chasing people down gangways between houses. 2 cops pass in FG holding the arms of a heavy woman who is shouting; in BG 2 others drag a man out of gangway. Shot of paddy wagon; w/ police stuffing the fat lady through the back door. Mobs; crime; brutality; violence; USA 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:2524.1