Untitled (Neighbors Evacuate While Police Move In)
The confrontation on the morning of May 13, 1985 before the bombing
After talks to resolve the issue peacefully failed, police were given the order to advance on the compound. Commissioner Gregore Sambor addressed MOVE via megaphone: "Attention, MOVE! This is America." After one final attempt to convince the MOVE members to leave the compound peacefully, police moved in to make a forced entry. MOVE opened fire, and police took cover and shot back. As the shooting began, residents of Osage Avenue tried their best to get out of the way. Here, police round the corner, weapons drawn, ready for a fight. An investigation of the police's actions that day revealed that police officers fired about 10,000 rounds during a ninety minute period.
Alex Q. Arbuckle, "May 13, 1985: The Bombing of MOVE"
May 13, 1985
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