Trials and Tribulations In the U.S. and Abroad



On June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy entered the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles looking forward to celebrate his primary victories in California and South Dakota that evening. It looked like Robert Kennedy was going to go to Chicago and get the nomination of the Democratic Party for President.

As Kennedy left the stage in the jam packed room after giving his victory speech, he veered away from where he was going to go, leaving his team scrambling to ensure the safety of their candidate. Before anybody knew what was happening a young man jumped out and shot Senator Kennedy, wounding him greatly and leaving a puddle of blood by his head, as he lay lifeless on the floor. The room was panicked, people were screaming, crying, and yelling.

The man who was supposed to keep Camelot alive and save the country was dying.

Sirhan Sirhan, the one who shot and killed RFK, was tackled, his gun taken away and arrested by police. Amidst the chaos, Senator Kennedy was taken out of the room and into the back where emergency personnel treated him instantly. He was taken by ambulance to the Hospital of the Good Samaritan, where at 1:44am on the morning of June 6 he was pronounced dead by his press secretary.

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