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The Nation

Students conducted a silent protest at ground-breaking ceremonies at Kent State University for a scaled-down memorial to students shot by Ohio National Guardsmen during 1970 anti-war demonstrations. The students held a banner depicting a peace symbol and a dove to protest as inadequate the $100,000 memorial university trustees unanimously agreed to build. The trustees voted Nov. 15 to reduce the cost of the memorial from $1.2 million after a fund-raising campaign netted only $40,000. The ground-breaking took place on a campus hill near where Guardsmen fired more than 60 shots that hit 13 students and killed four.


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