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Southern University / Protest Deaths #221127

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 14, 1972
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(Studio) State commission appointed to investigate killing of 2 black students at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, releases preliminary report
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baton Rouge, LA) Mo. ago 2 students killed in confrontation between students and police. State investigating committee reports: (1) police fired tear gas 1st and this started confusion; (2) officers and students confused by tear gas; (3) 2 students died from single shotgun blast which came from area where 6 sheriff's deps. standing. Committee chairperson Attorney General William GUSTE - says committee concludes shots came from where sheriff's deps. standing. Recommends DA consider criminal prosecution. Committee concludes no students had firearms, tear gas, grenades or other weapons.] University may reopen in January
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Studio) Louisiana Governor Edward Edwards has no comment officially. Personally believes student fired first tear gas canister.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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