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Daemon
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The Kent State Shootings (1970)

In 1970, the US was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and antiwar demonstrations among students were common. When students at Ohio's Kent State University decided to protest the incursion of US forces into Cambodia, no one imagined it would end in tragedy. But National Guard troops called in to disperse the crowd opened fire, killing four and wounding nine others. The shooting sparked nationwide outrage and became a rallying point for antiwar activists. Where else were student protesters killed? More...
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The Kent State Shootings (1970)
In 1970, the US was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and antiwar demonstrations among students were common. When students at Ohio's Kent State University decided to protest the incursion of US forces into Cambodia, no one imagined it would end in tragedy. But National Guard troops called in to disperse the crowd opened fire, killing four and wounding nine others. The shooting sparked nationwide outrage and became a rallying point for antiwar activists.
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In Cambodia?
Apsu
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taurine wrote:
In Cambodia?

Yeah, we invaded a neighboring state in order to gain a tactical advantage over the North Vietnamese.
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Two very dear friends of mine were at Kent State as Professors of Kent State; I only wish the rest of the world knew the true and Complete Truth of what happened there that day.
philips daughter
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Yes, Cambodia. They laid land mines that are still killing people.
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Those peaceniks who aided the triumph of communism in Vietnam and other countries by such inane and irresponsible "antiwar" protests, must be sent to Vietnam or North Korea to reap what they have sown.
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