Doors Concert Starts Riot in Long Island, Rolling Stone (1968)
Three persons were injured and two arrested at a Doors concert on August 3, following a melee that broke out towards the end of their performance in Long Island’s Flushing Meadow-Corona Park. Some 200 persons in the audience which filled Singer Bowl to capacity began breaking up the wooden chairs in the orchestra section as the group was completing its last two songs.
A number of them then rushed to the stage forcing the Doors to flee, leaving their equipment behind. A witness said some persons, armed with pieces of chair, began beating the equipment on the stage before private guards could stop them. Police then moved in and more scuffling broke out when some teenagers being herded outside tried to get back in.
Three teenagers, two girls and a boy, were taken to a hospital to be treated for head wounds and bruises. One of them was under arrest for purportedly punching and kicking a patrolman, and at least one other man was under arrest.
OAKLAND, Calif—Four thousand people gathered here in Bobby Hutton Memorial Park Aug. 25 for a Black Panther Party rally to free Huey P. Newton. It was the largest rally for Newton held here thus far.
Speakers included Bobby Seale, chairman of the Black Panther Party, Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther minister of information, Milton Chee of the Young Socialist Alliance, and Stokeley Carmichael, prime minister of the Black Panther Party.
After the rally, spectators watched approximately 240 local area members of the Black Panther Party execute an impressive military drill on the tennis court at the park.