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Southern University / Protest Deaths #18463

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 17, 1972
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(Studio) FBI to investigate deaths of 2 black students killed by gunfire at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, last week Students killed during confrontation between them and police.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Baton Rouge, LA) National Guards out on students on campus. [Student Preston LEGARD - says he saw a policeman fire his gun at demonstrators.] [Student James BYRD - says he saw police pick up empty cartridges after shooting and dispose of them.] [Governor Edwin EDWARDS - says state police definitely did not fire bullets. Guns only loaded with tear gas, and that's what students saw. Possibly policeman fired shot with bullet, by accident.]
REPORTER: David Snell

Smith, Howard K.;
Snell, David

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