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The Orangeburg Massacre (1968)

In the Orangeburg massacre, local police in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of about 200 people protesting segregation, killing three students and injuring 27 others. Although the incident predated the Kent State shootings and Jackson State killings and was the first incident of its kind on a US college campus, the Orangeburg Massacre received relatively little media coverage. On that day, the demonstrators were gathered to protest the segregation of what type of facility? More...
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The Orangeburg Massacre (1968)
In the Orangeburg massacre, local police in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of about 200 people protesting segregation, killing three students and injuring 27 others. Although the incident predated the Kent State shootings and Jackson State killings and was the first incident of its kind on a US college campus, the Orangeburg Massacre received relatively little media coverage.
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The death of three people is of course a tragedy, but I thought the word "massacre" implied larger numbers than three people.
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In the Orangeburg massacre, local police in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of about 200 people protesting segregation, killing three students and injuring 27 others. Although the incident predated the Kent State shootings and Jackson State killings and was the first incident of its kind on a US college campus, the Orangeburg Massacre received relatively little media coverage.
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One of the injured was a pregnant woman...

I do not understand why woman who was pregnant at that time took part in the demonstration.
Either she did not value the life of her unborn child exposing it to the eventual danger, or she was used as a 'human shield'.

So pa la enferma
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You don't give up believing in something just because you are pregnant! If anything, it becomes more important, because it is the future of your child that you are fighting for.
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In this example mother deprived her child of any future.

So pa la enferma
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I would say the shooter deprived her child of any future. Or, her child was spared the savagery of this sick world: one can't safely demonstrate in a democracy.
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ChristopherJohnson wrote:
The death of three people is of course a tragedy, but I thought the word "massacre" implied larger numbers than three people.


Those large number of wounded got lucky. It is a massacre: The act or an instance of killing a large number of humans indiscriminately and cruelly.
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ChristopherJohnson wrote:
The death of three people is of course a tragedy, but I thought the word "massacre" implied larger numbers than three people.


I agree. Three, even four, people dying is a tragedy, not a massacre. But hyperbole is always helpful when the desire is to propagandize.

Unfortunately, this is the kind of behavior that is often seen whenever a political ideology runs to the extreme in its behavior. We saw it in the 1960's here in the U.S, when the political Right ran to extremes, and we see it today when political whack-O's on the Left shoot up music festivals such as the one in Las Vegas, or shoot up baseball games such as was done in Washington. It seems to never end. And the beat goes on.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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