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What Happened Next...

The murder of Bobby Kennedy while he was on the campaign trail shocked the world, and set an important precedent

Just five years after JFK’s death, another Kennedy is killed


The kitchens of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles were ablaze with chaos, but two figures were at the centre of it all. Senator Robert Kennedy was lying on the ground, his limbs splayed, slowly losing consciousness after being shot in the head. By his side was a 17-year-old restaurant assistant called Juan Romero, who the politician had been greeting the moment he was attacked. After his brother John’s death, Bobby Kennedy remained active in politics. ough growing up he was seen as the most ‘compassionate’ Kennedy brother, Robert was also an opportunist. Working in many key government positions, he followed a similar career strategy to his brother John, appealing to the masses rather than pandering to party bigwigs. As such, Kennedy won the hearts of the poor and disenfranchised, and his support for Martin Luther King Jr (who was assassinated in April that year) proved his commitment to civil rights. When Lyndon B Johnson, the man who had taken over from John F Kennedy on the day of his death, decided not to run for re-election, the door had been left open for another Kennedy brother to step in.

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