jueves, 23 de abril de 2015

April 23: on April 23rd, 1968 Columbia University students occupied five of the campus buildings.

Crowds grow larger

Students’ protests led to 712 students’ arrests and more than 100 injuries. Specifically, students were protesting the production of Dow Chemicals, the company that manufactured napalm, one of the main weapons for destruction in Vietnam.

Students call for making love instead of war

On April 23, 1968, students from Columbia University in New York City started a non-violent demonstration on campus which advanced to the occupation of the University buildings that lasted nearly a week.

After the Bust, police occupy the campus

Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society -SDS- and Columbia’s Student Afro Society -SAS- got together to protest against the University’s ties with the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) affiliated with the US Department of Defense. Students discovered documents relating students’ researches with Vietnam War strategies. Besides, Marine Corps were recruiting black students for the Vietnam War.

After the Bust, the student body overwhelmingly comes to support the strike

When negotiations between students and the Administration failed, police was called to intervene injuring and arresting over 700 students, triggering a campus-wide strike which ended in closing down university´s activities for almost a week.

Alma Mater: Raped by the cops!