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Cameron Neal

on 29 April 2010

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Otherwise known as the May 4 massacre or Kent State massacre. Took place on May 4th on the Kent State college campus. Students were shot because they were protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia KENT STATE Thursday April 30th 1970. On this day President Nixon announced that the "Cambodian Incursion" had been launched by United States combat forces.
At Kent State University, a gathering was held on May 1 on the Commons. As the crowd dispersed to attend classes by 1 p.m., another rally was planned for May 4 to continue the protest of Nixon's expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. Later that night people got restless and angry, people from bars and other places started to riot and brake things, it started out small, but by the time that the police arrived 120 people had gathered.
Kent's Mayor Leroy Satrom declared a state of emergency on May 2 and asked Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes to send the National Guard to Kent to help maintain order.
During the time of 8:00 p.m., another rally was in progress on the campus Commons. By 8:45 p.m. the Guardsmen were forced to use tear gas to disperse the crowd, and the students reassembled at the intersection of Lincoln and Main Streets. At 11:00 p.m., the Guard announced that a curfew had gone into effect and began forcing the students back to their dorms. A few students were bayoneted by Guardsmen.
On this day the shootings took place that killed 4 students and injured 9 others. 1 2 3 4 5 The End
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