Monday, 4 May 2020

A forgotten atrocity

That was the melancholy conclusion of Michael Goldfarb in a Radio 4 programme last Saturday. On May 4th 1970, four students were killed and 11 wounded by National Guardsmen during a student demonstration at Kent State University, Ohio, against an incursion into Cambodia by US forces.

The university's own dissection of the events of May 4th is at Note that one of the student victims was not even part of the demonstration but had been walking between classes when the National Guardsmen opened fire.

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