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Southern University Protest Deaths #220701

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 16, 1972
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(Studio) 2 black men killed at Southern University, climaxing day of student protest, incl. takeover of administration building Protest at Baton Rouge and New Orleans campuses focus on student demands for larger voice in University affairs.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Baton Rouge, LA) 300 sheriff's deps. and state police carry out Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards' demand for order. Police clear administration building with tear gas. 2 students dead. Office of registrar set afire. [EDWARDS - says small group of militants cause trouble, some students sincerely seek redress of grievances, some seek racial confrontation.] 1 of 2 students killed dies of shotgun wound. Sheriff Al Amiss says police fired no shots. National Guard ordered in.
REPORTER: David Dick (WAFB-TV newsfilm)

Mudd, Roger;
Dick, David

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