Panthers Support Newton During Trial

7/15/68-OAKLAND, CALIF.: MILITANT BLACK PANTHER PARTY MEMBERS AND SYMPATHIZERS CIRCLED THE ALAMEDA COUNTY COURT HOUSE HERE 7/15 WHERE THE LONG-DELAYED MURDER TRAIL OF BLACK PANTHER LEADER HUEY NEWTON WENT TO TRIAL. NEWTON IS CHARGED WITH KILLING AN OAKLAND POLICEMAN DURING A STREET GUN BATTLE LAST FALL. NEWTON’S SUPPORTERS CLAIM THE TRIAL IS A TEST OF WHETHER A NEGRO MILITANT CAN GET A FAIR TRIAL IN A NORTHERN COURT. UPI JGD/LT

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