Monday, 4 May 2020
quote [ The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre), were the shootings on May 4, 1970, of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, during a mass protest against the bombing in neutral Cambodia by United States military forces. Twenty-eight National Guard soldiers fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.
Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced during a television address on April 30 of that year. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance. ]
Kent State shootings - Wikipedia
50 years ago today. Thankfully we've learned from the past and.... Oh, wait, I'm being told we haven't and instead have in fact militarized our police forces.
rylex said @ 6:38pm GMT on 4th May