It involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard, who fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others. Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia, which President Richard Nixon announced on television April 30, 1970. Other students who were shot had just been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance. There was an emotional national response to the shootings. For example, hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of four million students.
The sixties ended in defeat and violence. The student and other activist groups who fought so hard for civil rights in the beginning of the decade, sparked a sense of rebellion in the activists towards the end of it. This sense of self-righteousness led to many protests, both organized and spontaneous, on the Vietnam War, protests that grew in violence as the decade came to a close. The Vietnam War protests grew out of control. One personal account by Ann Charters, depicts how they began as peaceful marches and later, either because of the size of the crowd or anger at the war, grew to be more violent.
As a result of this, the unravellemnt and division of society was shown nationwide and at campuses many were shouting and cheering"Hey, Hey, LBJ/How many kids did you kill today?" this was the nail in the coffin for Johnson popularity, the outcome of the Tet offensive and riots had helped unseat a US president, only 28% of the population were happy with johnsons handling of the war. however, this was just the beginning of the events of 1968.it appeared that the rope society was being held together with was
About two weeks later there was a march down the streets that consisted of children and teenagers, all of which were arrested in this peaceful protest where they sang “We Shall Overcome”. The jails were packed full and there was no more space to hold protesters, and knowing this they made sure to send out more the next day to make a statement. Over a thousand children and teenagers came to the parade the next day, although most were fearful of their lives and ran away. They were fearful because the local firefighters had taken out the water hoses and were blasting people who were trying to march. One particular group stood still and were thrown to the ground and rolled down the street by the pressure of the water hoses.
The Kent State Massacre, May 4 1970, saw a peaceful protest by students turn violent when the National Guard was called in to disperse the protest. The National Guard shot and killed 4 students. They also shot bystanders – it led to a greater number of
On October 15, 1969, one of the largest anti-Vietnam war protests took place, as thousands gathered in a nonvilent protest against the war.The protest came with an ultimatum: if the war did not end by October, a general strike would take place, where millions of Americans would participate. Because the Vietnam War was the first televised war, more and more people realised that war was not about adventure and glory; from the blood on the cameras and the horrific scenes shown on TV, the public understood how bloody and terrible war was. The general opinions towards the war quickly became strained as drafts were quickly passed. Young men had to leave home and fight a war on the other side of the world. Protesters began breaking into offices and burning draft cards and mass opposition towards the war spread like a wildfire.
Editorial Cartoon: Vancouver Riots The cartoon located in appendix A makes reference to the Vancouver riots that occurred on June 15, 2011. Immediately after the final game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Vancouver fans showed their disappointment in the outcome of the game by participating in acts of vandalism and violence. These riots, claimed by a witness, was started by one Vancouver fan that set fire to a stuffed bear that was said to represent the Boston Bruins. This act led to the first car being burned which was also believed to be deliberately placed for the act of vandalism (Police Actions Questioned in wake of vancouver riots, 2011). This cartoon indicates that the Vancouver Police failed to prepare appropriate security for the
included bookshops, publicly sold newspapers and magazines and a community center. It was during this time that Los Angeles saw its first big gay movement. In 1967, the night of New Years, several plain clothed police officers infiltrated the Black Cat Tavern. After arresting several patrons for kissing to celebrate the occasion, the police officers began beating several of the patrons and ultimately arrested 16 more bar attendees which included 3 bartenders. This created a riot in the immediate area, ultimately bringing about a more civil demonstration of over 200 attendees several days later protesting the raids.
The peoples who did this never were charged, however, they Jehovah witnesses were charged with inciting the violence. Another act of discrimination was in 2005, when Mexicans took farmlands from 70 Jehovah witnesses’ families and gave it to other settlers. Mexico schools also fired the teachers who were Jehovah witnesses. They have been banned in 29 different countries because they are considered a threat to the public. Learning about Jehovah witnesses have made me think entirely different of them.
With the ignition of the Palestinian people, uprisings began to flourish. As movements persisted over the next months, The UNL (United National Leadership) came into existence. This organization became the backbone of the Palestinian cause, coordinating movements against the Israeli. The UNL refused Israeli law, focusing on passive disobedience as opposed to the violent acts. The Israelis responded similarly to their previous reprisals, striking down on the Palestinians with force, killing over a thousand protesters.