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Sat, 08.29.1970

Police Raid Black Panthers in Philadelphia

On this date in 1970, Philadelphia police confronted the Black Panthers.

With simultaneous raids on three locations, 15 Panthers were arrested, one policeman was killed, and seven were severely wounded.

According to the police, the group was out of business and never reorganized in the City of Philadelphia.

The Associated Press
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