October 8, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
A noisy altercation and four pistol shots occurred moments before Ohio National Guardsmen shot at Vietnam War protesters at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, The Plain Dealer reports.
Four students were killed during the day’s violence, one of the seminal moments of the anti-war movement. The exact chain of events that led to the guardsmen opening fire has never been determined.
New studies of recordings of the protest done for the Cleveland newspaper indicate male voices shouting “kill him!” followed by swearing and four distinct shots.