STUDENT NONVIOLENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE
6 RAYMOND STREET, N. W.
ATLANTA 14, Georgia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 11, 1963
HOSES USED ON DANVILLE NEGROES
DANVILLE, VIRGINIA, JUNE 11—After beating Negro children, turning fire hoses on groups of anti-segregation demonstrators here, police have begun jailing parents of juveniles involved in a series of anti-segregation activities since June 1.
38 demonstrators were arrested yesterday, June 10, in a series of marches on city hall here. Fire hoses and billy clubs were used to disperse the marchers.
Also jailed yesterday was Robert Zellner, a field secretary from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Atlanta. Zellner, who was photographing the demonstrations, was jailed and charged with “inciting to riot” and “felonious assalut” [sic] after police-men smashed his camera. Injured in yesterday’s demonstrations was SNCC staffer Dorothy Miller, who received a head injury and a gash on her leg. Zellner was held on $5000.00 bail.
Also in jail here is Avon Rollins, another SNCC field secretary who was arrested on Saturday, June 8 when police picked him up while sitting in a parked car.
Demonstrations here have been conducted by the Danville Christian Progressive Association (DCPA).
Three of the leaders of the DCPA—Reverends A.I. Dunlap and Campbell and Mr. Julius Adams—have been indicted by a Grand Jury here on charges of contributing to the delinquency of minors and inciting to riot. Their bail has been set at $5000.00.