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Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

March 24, 1968, Monterey Unprotected Kennedy, at lower right, addresses a crowd estimated at over 8,000 at the Monterey airport. Throughout California that spring, Kennedy drew huge crowds. He often campaigned by standing astride a slow-moving convertible. Kennedy, did not have Secret Service protection during the campaign, despite the assassination 4½ years earlier of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. Such protection is now provided for major candidates starting 120 days before a general election. In your words: Share your memories of Robert F. Kennedy and 1968Associated Press