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Radicals in the HeartlandThe 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois$
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Michael V. Metz

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042416

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.001.0001

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Strike: The Final Days

Strike: The Final Days

(p.207) Chapter 36 Strike: The Final Days
Radicals in the Heartland

Michael V. Metz

University of Illinois Press

Rallies were scheduled to protest the killings and the invasion; activist leaders announced support for a nationwide strike, black ministers met with their city council but received no answers. Demonstrations spread to colleges throughout the state and across the country, while Illinois students turned violent after an evening RU rally, breaking windows in several buildings. The strike began on Wednesday, with hundreds of picket lines across campus, the number growing throughout the week, so that by Friday the university was virtually closed, though Peltason refused to make the closure official. Ogilvie sent nine thousand guardsmen to the campus, calling for calm.

Keywords:   Kent State, Cambodian invasion, Edgar Hoults, nationwide student strike, Richard Ogilvie, Illinois National Guards, Peace Union, yellow armbands, Ed Pinto, Philip Meranto, Michael Parenti

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