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President Nixon announced that the " Cambodian Incursion " had been launched by United States combat forces. Friday, May 1[ edit ] At Kent State University, a demonstration with about students  was held on May 1 on the Commons a grassy knoll in the center of campus traditionally used as a gathering place for rallies or protests.
There was widespread anger, and many protesters issued a call to "bring the war home". A group of history students buried a copy of the United States Constitution to symbolize that Nixon had killed it.
In the process they broke a bank window, setting off an alarm. The news spread quickly and it resulted in several bars closing early to avoid trouble. Before long, more people had joined the vandalism.
By the time police arrived, a crowd of had already gathered. Some people from the crowd lit a small bonfire in the street. The crowd appeared to be a mix of bikers, students, and transient people. A few members of the crowd began to throw beer bottles at the police, and then started yelling obscenities at them.
The entire Kent police force was called to duty as well as officers from the county and surrounding communities. Kent Mayor LeRoy Satrom declared a state of emergencycalled the office of Ohio Governor Jim Rhodes to seek assistance, and ordered all of the bars closed.
The decision to close the bars early increased the size of the angry crowd. Police eventually succeeded in using tear gas to disperse the crowd from downtown, forcing them to move several blocks back to the campus. Several merchants reported that they were told that if they did not display anti-war slogans, their business would be burned down.
Following the meeting, Satrom made the decision to call Governor Rhodes and request that the National Guard be sent to Kent, a request that was granted. Because of the rumors and threats, Satrom believed that local officials would not be able to handle future disturbances. There is also evidence to suggest that the burning was planned beforehand: Several fire engine companies had to be called because protesters carried the fire hose into the Commons and slashed it.
They make definite plans of burning, destroying, and throwing rocks at police and at the National Guard and the Highway Patrol. We are going to eradicate the problem.The phrase "too soon" rose to prominence in the '00s to indicate that an observer was still sensitive to the issue at hand and did not feel it was a fit subject for comedy.
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The Kent State shootings There was widespread anger, and many protesters issued a call to "bring the war home". A group of history students buried a copy of the United States Constitution to symbolize that Nixon had killed it.
the human rights treaty ratified by the United States. Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin May 04, · In , the site of the Kent State University shootings was placed on the National Register of Historic places by the Department of Interior with support of the Ohio Preservation Office.
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