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In the fall of 1967 University campuses across the country became important centers of protest against the Vietnam War. This associated press article appearing in the Greenfield Recorder refers to demonstrations in California, Wisconsin and Washington. When the principal supplier of Napalm to the United States military, the Dow Chemical Company, sought future employees at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, students occupied a building in protest of military and corporate recruiting on campus. The University of Wisconsin chancellor ordered local police to clear demonstrators from the building. This led to violent encounters with student protesters and mass arrests. Sixty-five people were injured during the confrontation. Similar incidents occurred at the Berkley campus of the University of California. The author points out that these protests drew forth strong responses on both sides. The National Committee for Responsible Patriotism claimed to have "received hundreds of inquiries as a result of the anti-war demonstrations." It was the general belief of these callers that the anti-war protesters showed "disrespect for law and order."


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"Police, Protesters Clash" article from The Greenfield Recorder newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Recorder
date   Oct 19, 1967
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   5.0"
width   4.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L06.040

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"Violence Seen Probable in D.C. Demonstration" article from The Greenfield Recorder newspaper

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"War Protest Keeps New England College Campuses in Ferment" article in The Greenfield Recorder newspaper

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