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Vietnam / Blockade-Student Reaction #464000

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1972
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(Studio) Student demonstrations in reaction to President Nixon's mining of North Vietnam ports, have been mostly small and peaceful. 1800 have been arrested, include pres. Amherst College. 5 University of New Mexico students shot. At University of Minnesota, National Guard on campus.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Students barrIcade Washington Avenue Mayor Charles Stenvig sends in tactical police. 3 units National Guardsmen stay near Reserve Officers' Training Corps armory where windows broken. [Former Senator Eugene MCCARTHY - calls on Congress to stop war money; calls for impeachment of President]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) 2 important demonstrations also staged in DC.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) At sunrise, 1000 antiwar demonstrators hold vigil on Capitol steps to mark hour of activation of mines in North Vietnam ports. [Representative Bella ABZUG - says mining is act of war against civilization.] [Senator Harold HUGHES - says President has no right to risk lives of children.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says escalation does not bring POW's hone.] Later in day, another demonstration takes place in support of Admin. war policy; forced to compete with hecklers. [Senator Robert DOLK - says peace will come under ldrship of Nixon.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - calls on protesters to stop aiding the enemy.] [DOLE - says noisy ones get all the attention.]
REPORTER: Gordon Graham

(Studio) At University of WI, 3 students, 2 others, held on various charges involving shooting of 3 policemen and attempted arson.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John;
Graham, Gordon

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