NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 17, 1972
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(Studio) Justice Department asks FBI to investigate clash between black students and police at Baton Rouge campus of Southern University in which 2 students shot to death.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Baton Rouge, Iowa) Governor Edwin Edwards goes to campus at Southern. [EDWARDS - says state police did not fire any weapons, even for shooting tear gas.] [Sheriff Al AMISS - says there was no order to fire. His men shot tear gas only.] [Student Fred PREJEAN - says he knows witnesses who saw police fire and then pick up cartridges and fire again.] Governor Edwards says it's possible a state policeman fired gunshot accidentally, since tear gas and buckshot shells are almost identical.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones
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