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The San Francisco police arrested six persons at California Hall that evening. Attorneys Herb Donaldson and Evander Smith, who had been retained in case of police interference, were arrested for challenging continued police entry into this private dance. Another attorney Elliot Leighton, backup to Donaldson and Smith, along with Nancy May, who was taking tickets at the front door, were also arrested for obstructing the police. Two guests in the hall, Konrad Osterreich and Jon Borset (names as reported in the San Francisco Chronicle) were arrested for “disorderly conduct.”

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Photos of Herb Donaldson with Arrest Card and Inside Police Vehicle

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Photographer unidentified; Herb Donaldson private collection; reprinted in Making History by Eric Marcus; HarperCollins; 1992. Reprinted by permission.