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Demonstrators Arrested

Activists Baldenegro and Lespron [36K]

Activists like Baldenegro and Lespron were labeled "radicals" by the city officials and local media. This front page picture (and the text below) was published in the Tucson Citizen on September 4, 1969.
Salomon Baldenegro (left) and Jorge F. Lespron talk over charges of trespassing leveled by police against them and three others for entering El Rio Golf Course yesterday without paying greens fees. Both were members of the El Rio Coalition Front llast week when the group met with city officials to work out a plan for a West Side park. A spokesman for the Coalition Front today disclaimed any endorsement of the weekend demonstrations.