Monday, April 3, 1972
Campus Protests Flare
New flareups on campuses followed President Nixon's announcement that U.S. bombing raids on military targets in North Vietnam would continue until the North Vietnamese halt their offensive against South Vietnam.
Boston police arrested 44 persons after they disrupted WBZ-TV's broadcasting of the evening news program in efforts to present an antiwar reply to President Nixon's address on Vietnam. The statement, however, was not aired.
Antiwar groups planned demonstrations in several cities Saturday. They dubbed it "Out Now Day."
At Columbia, members of the "Majority Coalition," a group opposed to the strike, slipped in a window of the mathematics building and overcame the occupying force of antiwar protesters. Protesters abandoned picketing at another Columbia building.
About 500 demonstrators, most of them University of Hawaii students, pushed into the main building of the East-West Center, a training school for scholars which operates in Honolulu under a State Department grant. They said it was a symbolic occupation to protest the center's alleged complicity in the Indochina war but said they would not remain inside.
"Campus Protests Flare", by (UPI), published in the Pacific Stars and Stripes on Sunday, April 30, 1972 and reprinted from European and Pacific Stars and Stripes, a Department of Defense publication copyright, 2002 European and Pacific Stars and Stripes.
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