Three police officers are injured in a gun battle in Cairo, Illinois, one America’s most racially tense. The mayor blames United Front. United Front declines to comment.
1971 (May 30)
Three police officers were injured in a gun battle in Cairo, Illinois, one of the most racially tense cities in America. Cairo mayor Albert B. Thomas blamed the shootings on the United Front, a predominantly Black organization that had led a boycott of the town's white merchants. The United Front declined to comment on the incident.