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September 29, 1987

Angry passengers accused of storming an Eastern Airlines ticket counter in Miami after their flight to New York was canceled complained that they were pushed around by police and treated like "criminals or terrorists." "Eastern didn't handle it properly and the police were brutalizing the passengers," said John Smythe, vice president of Shearson Lehman Bros. in New York. Metro-Dade police denied that the seven officers used excessive force Sunday at Miami International Airport but said complaints from the crowd of nearly 200 would be investigated.

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