There was a populous presence of law enforcement there from cops to militant members and everything in-between. The guards ordered everyone to disperse or risk getting detained. That then sparked a “pigs get off campus” chant by the protesters. The protesters started throwing things at the guards and the guards responded by tear-gassing them. When that didn’t work and it became clear that they were not going to disperse, at around 12:24 pm 77 National Guard members fired 67 rounds from M1 Garand rifles into the croud killing 4 and wounding 9 others, thus violently ending the protests.
At the campus of Kent State University on May 4, 1970 protest against the war had erupted. The 300 students that had opposed the war so intensely that they had caused riot like damage in a nearby town only to return to campus to burn down the R.O.T.C. building. The local governor had ordered 750 National Guardsmen to the campus to “Eradicate the problem” also saying that the protesters were the “worst type of people we harbor in America” (Davidson−Gienapp−Heyrman−Lytle−Stoff, 2005, p. 2). After the protestors had refused to disperse after being ordered to do so the guardsmen had fired into the crowd killing four students and wounding nine others.
In May of 1970, a Kent State University anti-war protest turned deadly. The National Guardsman fired into groups of students; they killed four students and injured a dozens more. Students all across the country became infuriated and over the next couple of days, campuses all over the United States came to a complete standstill. In 1971, the My Lai massacre was committed by American soldiers. Such an atrocity rattled the very core of the American people.
When the fire company broke into the marshal’s office where the draft was being held the smashed the selection wheel and set fire to the building which is ironic because they put out fires. A deputy begged for the company to put out the fire but they refused and he was beaten and the draft was officially on hold. Workers from railroads, artisans, industrial workers, machine shops, laborers, and other employees didn’t show up for work that day as they were marching up 8th and 9th Ave and they gathered more people as they continued (Weil 147). The mob met in Central Park to discuss the situation and split up into two columns and went on their way (Bernstein 18). Some people started to bring down telephone poles and lines and this began this terrible insurrection that was to
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
Document I also talks about colonists displeasure towards the British parliament. They claim that they do not have the same rights and privileges as their fellow subjects in Britain and that it is unconstitutional. In 1770 the Boston Massacre took place. An angry mob of colonists threw sticks, stones, and snowballs at British soldiers provoking them to open fire on the innocent colonists, killing many of them. Document B is quoted as saying “The propaganda impact throughout the colonies was profound”.
There’s a lot of protesting of the war and a lot of people trying to dodge the war. Hester is one of the protesters against the war. She war “arrested in Chicago” (454) while “rioting at the site of the Democratic Party’s national convention” (454) by a policeman. She even made her own group of protesters, they
The last handful of years leading up to the American Revolution was a tumultuous period marked by vocal and physical protest. The colonists were no longer willing to accept the imperial rule being imposed on to them by Parliament and the King. Their protests varied in intensity and manner, which caused varying reactions between the colonists and the British Thomas Hutchinson was a wealthy, leading conservative in Massachusetts, who at the height of the uproar over the stamp act became a target of mass protest. Hutchinson’s home was destroyed during the night by a mob of Massachusetts’ protestors. The act of violence that brought about this destruction results the mob mentality that goes along with the nature of mass protests.
➢ It causes them horror as they are seeing someone being burned to death in agony yelling about the pain they are in. ➢ This could cause the others like Robert to feel like they should shoot their own soldiers to put them out of agony. ➢ The soldiers with the flamethrowers are seen as more
The protest turned sour when students marched up to chancellor Timothy Ryan’s office with one student punching the campus chief of police. The protest ended with several students arrested and even more maced by police (Pope 1). The chancellor was later fired and Lombardi now serves as the interim until a new chancellor can be found as a