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Freedom Riders beaten in Montgomery
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Freedom Riders beaten in Montgomery
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The SNCC Freedom Riders board a bus and travel with a police escort to Montgomery. As they enter the city, police flee the scene, leaving the riders to the mercies of a mob. Several riders and U.S. Justive Department representative John Seigenthaler are beaten. Six hundred federal marshals arrive in Montgomery later in the day.
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