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August 6, 1971

NCCF members acquitted of attempted murder in New Orleans

In New Orleans, Louisiana, a jury made up of whites and blacks found twelve black members of the National Committee to Combat Fascism (NCCF) not guilty of attempted murder. The charges stemmed from a 1970 riot at a New Orleans housing project that included a day-long gun battle between police and NCCF members.

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