Monday, May 4, 1970, the Ohio national guard fired on unarmed students
at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. The guardsmen fired 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 Nixon's invasion
of Cambodia which he announced several days earlier.
tragedy at the hands of government resulted in a firestorm of massive
anti-war protests and became the catalyst for the collapse of the