Saturday, May 14, 2005

Murder of American kids

The Jackson State Murders, May 14, 1970

Four Kent State University students were murdered by Ohio National Guardsmen during antiwar demonstrations at the school thirty-five years ago.

Two young people were murdered ten days later at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Jackson State University was holding protests against the April 30, 1970 US invasion of Cambodia.

Over 200 college and university campuses closed in the days following the invasion and murders because of anti-war protests and a growing student strike.

The strike spread to high schools and military bases.

At Jackson State University, the police moved in, but were met by a barrage of rocks. The police opened fire. Two young men were killed.

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