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(1961) Demonstrators held a prayer meeting in front of the Albany (Ga.) City Hall to appeal for a just verdict for 11 Freedom Riders on trial there. Police form a cordon in the rear to forestall any violence. The demonstrators, whose number sometimes rose to 700, held mass meetings in the Shiloh Baptist Church. At that point, 480 demonstrators had been arrested for their participation in the demonstrations. Religion News Service file photo