Four college students were killed and nine others wounded by the Ohio National Guard while protesting the Vietnam War in 1970. At what school did the protests occur?
Answer Kent State University
The US invaded Cambodia in 1970, despite Nixon campaigning on a platform to bring the war to an end. Protests occurred on several college campuses as a result. Protests on Kent State's campus occurred for days. The ROTC building on campus was burnt down, but most of the protesters were fairly peaceful. On May 4, while trying to disperse protestors on the campus, 28 out of 70+ guards suddenly shot their weapons, some into the crowd of students. The guardsmen said that they were in fear for their lives, but there was no clear order to shoot. Moreover, others argue that the guardsmens' lives weren't in danger.
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