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Vol. LXXXI, No. 2-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, May 6, 1971 Twelve Pages

D C.

ARRESTS

CONTINUED;

WAR PROTESTS SPREADING

RALLIES
HELD ON
CAMPUSES
By CHRIS PARKS
Sparked by a c a ll for
a national moratorium on
"business as usual," thou-
sands of protesters h e 1 d
marches and rallies
throughout the country yes-
terday. Though most of the
demonstrations were peace-
ful, p o l i c e and anti-war
demonstrators c 1 a s h e d in
three major cities.
Violence marked demonstra-
tions at the University of Wis-
consin, the University of Mary-
land and in San Francisco. Mi-
nor incidents occurred in New
York.
In Ann Arbor, a rally at City
Hall drew about 250 people. The
relative lack of activity on cam-
pus appeared to be a result of
the normal academic year being
over, along with the absence of
local anti-war organizers. Class
attendance appeared near nor-
mal, considering it was the first
day of the Spring half-term.
The largest demonstration oc-
curred in Boston as between 25,-
000 and 40,000 demonstrators met
at Boston Commons to hear sev-
eral speakers, including Indiana
4 Senator Vance Hartke speak
against the Indochina war.
About 2,000 of the demonstra-
tors stayed behind after the
rally, vowing they would stay in
the park through the night.
A march to the John F. Ken-
nedy Bldg. in downtown Boston
is planned by the demonstrators
for this morning to attempt to
shut down government operations
there.
A rally attended by 5,000 people
in Madison, Wisconsin yesterday
followed an evening of confron-
tations between students and
police in which studens attempt-
ing to construct barricades in the
streets were met with a tear-gas
barrage by the police. The police
charge continued onto the Wis-
See NATIONWIDE, Page 7

Demonstrators mass on steps of Capitol
COMMITTEES MEET:
Stuies continue on
clsiiedresearch
By ALAN LENHOFF to Assembly's May 17 meeting. voted to refer the qu
Daily News Analysis Of potentially greater signifi- further consideration,
The controversy over military cance, Assembly asked its Re- committees.
research on campus is likely to search Policies C o mm itt e e Leading up to thi
continue through the Spring (RPC) to review overall Univer- was a week-long serie
term, as two Senate Assembly sity guidelines on research, and onstrations against
gommittees prepare to deliver report to the faculty body's June research which includ
heir reports on the subject. meeting. guerrilla theater, ma
Assembly, the University-wide It was at an Assembly meet- zational meetings, an
faculty representative body, has ing March 22 that the decision long fast by about
requested its Classified Research was made, by a close vote, to members and a large
Committee (CRC) to re-evalu- postpone a c t i o n on proposals students.
ate the procedures which it cur- which called for an end or a Late in March, b
rently uses to approve classified severe limitation on classified student opposition to
research projects and to report research on campus, and instead research on campus

APPREHEND
1,200 MORE
T CAPITOL
By DAVE CHUDWIN
Special To The Daily
WASHINGTON - Nearly
1,200 people were jailed here
yesterday afternoon in the
third straight day of mass
arrests, as 3,000 protesters
carried their anti-war cam-
paign to the steps of the
Capitol.
Earlier in the day, about 1,500
people, many of them federal
employes, rallied across from
Additional articles and photo-
graphs of the Washington
demonstrations are on Pages
6, 7, and 8.
the White House calling for an
end to the Indochina war.
The protesters apprehended at
the Capitol on charges of illegal
assembly brought to well over
11,000 the number of people ar-
rested in the week of massive
civil disobedience actions here.
A three-judge panel from the
U.S. Appeals Court for the Dis-
trict of Columbia yesterday up-
held a lower court ruling that or-,
dered the immediate release of
all demonstrators in custody for
whom the government cannot
produce specific evidence of a
crime.
The decision, supporting a rul-
ing by Chief Judge Harold
Greene of the District Superior
Court came yesterday and imme-
diately effected the release of
200-250 people.
The ruling required, however,
that imprisoned protesters must
submit to finger-printing and
photographing.
Over 600 of those affected by
the ruling have refused to have
their finger-prints and photo-
graphs put on the police file, con
tending that their arrests were
illegal.
Many observers agreed that
some of the arrests by the police
this week were indiscriminate.
Police officers told Daily staff
members that their objective was
basically "just to clear the
streets."
In the arrests Monday and
Tuesday, police apprehended
students on their way to classes,
spectators observing the demon-
stration and many press repre-
sentatives.
Charges included disturbing
the peace, obstructing traffic,
unlawful assembly, and jaywalk-
ing.
D.C. Police Chief Jerry Wilson
issued a statement yesterday
taking full responsibility for the
suspension of normal procedures
in the mass arrests, contradict-
ing earlier reports that the Jus-
tice Department had made the
controversial decision.
At a meeting last hight, 300
people planned to rally at the
South Vietnamese embassy to-
day and march to D.C. prison,
See 1,200, Page 7

estion for
to the two
s meeting
s of dem-
classified
ded rallies,
ss organi-
d a week-
50 faculty
number cf
road-based
classified
was indi-

cated when two proposals to end
classified and military research
on campus were passed by 5-3
margins in student referenda.
Currently, the two committees
are conducting their investiga-
tions, but neither committee
seems eager to make predictions
on the eventual outcome of its
study, or to release any initial
findings they may have.
According to CRC chairman
Dentistry Prof. Gerald Charbe-
neau, CRC hopes to have its re-
port ready "shortly" in order to
meet a May 15 deadline set by
Senate Assembly.
Each member of the commit-
tee has prepared a lengthy state-
ment which described "how he
viewed hiisself and the work on
the committee, along with any
suggestions or problems he had,"
Charbeneau says.
Charbeneau says a "general
consensus" will be r e a c h e d
among the group, and a group
See RESEARCH, Page 12

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