The Nation: Still More Wounds at Kent State

An old wound in American society has been painfully reopened. The scene: Ohio's Kent State University, where National Guardsmen killed four students and injured nine others during an antiwar protest seven years ago. Last week about 100 activists stepped up their demonstrations against the ground breaking for a $6 million gymnasium annex to be built only 40 to 60 yards from the area where the shootings took place. Said one protester: "This site should not be desecrated."

Twice, Civil Rights Lawyer William Kunstler and Activist Comedian Dick Gregory spoke to protest rallies. In May 200 demonstrators staged a campus march, and some...

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