Education: Protest Time Again

The new target: South Africa

At Stanford University, 294 protesters are arrested during a demonstration outside the student union building; in Santa Cruz, 401 University of California students are charged with trespassing; administration buildings at the University of Oregon and Portland State University are occupied by protesters; a silent demonstration is held by a group of 100 at Wesleyan University. It is all eerily reminiscent of the Viet Nam War days, but the protests involve a new generation and a different issue: college ownership of stock in U.S. corporations that operate in —or have dealings with—South Africa.

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