At which university did National Guard troops kill 4 student protestors on this day in 1970?
At which university did National Guard troops kill 4 student protesters on this day in 1970?
Answer: The Kent State shootings were the shootings of unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, by members of the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. Twenty-nine guardsmen fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others. Hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the U.S. due to a student strike of 4 million students. A grand jury indicted 8 of the guardsmen, but the charges were dismissed for lack of evidence.
Kent State University is a large, primarily residential, public research university in Kent, Ohio, United States. The university also includes seven regional campuses in Northeast Ohio and additional facilities in the region and internationally.