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Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Kent State shootings, also known as the "May 4th Massacre," happened on May 4th, 1970 when Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on "unarmed college students" protesting on the Kent State University campus in Kent, OH. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded. Students started protesting three days prior to that, on May 1, 1970 to be exact. They were mainly protesting against the U.S. invasion of Cambodia; but the problem was much more bigger than that. People of the United States were already upset about the U.S. role in the Vietnam War and the draft lottery that the government imposed in general.