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Southern University Protest Deaths #220724

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 17, 1972
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(Studio) Baton Rouge campus of Southern University closed as investigations begin into violence which left 2 black students dead. Governor Edwin Edwards says police could have fired buckshot thinking it was tear gas.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Baton Rouge, LA) National Guard clears students off campus. [November 1, 1972, film of student protests shown.] Protests continue on New Orleans campus, demanding resignation of University president, more state money for predominately black University [Student Wayne WILLIAMS - says more state money goes to LSU.] [EDWARDS - willing to negotiate with students, but not if they undertake militant means of protest.] [Film of police-student confrontation at University administration building shown.] [EDWARDS - says if dead students were shot with shotgun, it was by someone other than police.] [Student Fred PREJEAN - says incident was planned. Says witnesses saw police fire, pick up cartridges, and fire again.]
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

Kurtis, Bill;
Mudd, Roger

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