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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 KENT STATE SHOOTING 1970 United States becomes involved in the Vietnam War in the 1960s; US disagrees with communism being in South Vietnam. "We take this action notfor the purpose of expanding the war into Cambodia but for the purpose of ending the war in Vietnam and winning thejust peace we all desire." -Richard Nixon, April 30, 1970 MAY 1, 1970 Students at Kent State burn a copy of the US Constitution, showing protest against extension of war into Cambodia. Later during the day, drinking and breaking windows occur. MAY 2, 1970 Students gather to burn ROTC building on campus as a protest again the national guardsmen being on campus. Kent fire department arrived, attempting to put out the fire. National Guard didn't settle down mob of students until late that night. MAY 3, 1970 When they refused,National guardsmen used tear gas to disperse the crowd. MAY 4, 1970 Policemen and national guardsmen called to settle everyone down. Bars were closed and people were rushed out of them by the police. Ohio Riot Act read aloudto crowd that had formed; everyone was asked to leave the area. The day was quiet, until around dusk when another crowd of people began to form on Kent State Campus. ROTC building on Kent State campus being destroyed ( National Guardsmen on Kent State Campus ( 2,000 people gathered in commons of Kent State. When asked to disperse, they threw rocks and cussed at the guards. It's said that "several guardsmen were hit and some rocks bounced off their helmets" ( Crowd shouted unnecessary chants like "Pigs off campus", "Stick the pigs" and "Kill the pigs"( The students aggression towards the National guardsmen continued to worsen until they began to shoot at random. students injured while were killed. 4 9 Student shot at Kent State ( Grace
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