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Turbulent Times


Just over 50 years ago, Daily Utah Chronicle offices were occupied, the ROTC building was fire-bombed, classes were disrupted, and, as shown in this photo, thousands of students marched on campus to protest the Vietnam War and shocking killings at Kent State. On May 7, 1970, several hundred students attended a sit-in outside administration offices, and 81 of them were arrested for refusing to leave. The students sought agreements from university leadership including greater freedom of speech and barring the National Guard from campus. In a letter to the editor in the Chronicle, student Max Smart said, “Our protests will show Salt Lake, Utah, and America that we will not allow Americans to be needlessly killed.”

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