NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 16, 1972
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(Studio) Black students take over Admin. building; police called in armed with pistols, rifles, shotguns. Police use tear gas. 2 black students killed by shotgun pellets. Sheriff says his men didn't fire guns.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Baton Rouge, LA) Louisiana state police, sheriff's deps., move in when students take over University president' office, demand change in University administration and policies. Student throws something at police, police fire tear gas, students run. 2 students fall; 1 is Denver Smith, other unidentified. Fire breaks out in administration building Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards orders in National Guard, declares state of emergency, closes school until after Thanksgiving.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones (MBRZ-TV newsfilm)