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July 27, 1977 - Image 7

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Wednesday, July 27, 1977


Page Seven
U.S. may name "ent St.
site an historic L dmark

KENT, Ohio (t) - Construc-
tion of a gymnasium annex at
the site of the 1970 Kent State
§hootings, approved by a coun-
ty court, faces further potential
The university's Board of
Trustees called a neting yes-
terday to discuss the future of
plans to build the gym ainex,
following the court culing Mon-
Meanwhile, some members
of the group, which opposes
construction of the $6 million
building, reportedly were ar-
rested by sheriff's deputies for
violating a court order by go-
ing onto the site last Friday.
William Whitaker, coalition
attorney, said warrants charg-
ing contempt of court had been
issued against 27 persons and
that three arrests had been
AT THE SAME time, the U.S.
Interior Department said it was
studying a proposal to make the
site - where four students were
killed in a volley of rifle fire
from National-Guardmen daring
an anti-war protest - a na-
tional historic landmark. It was
not clear what effect, if any, the

Interior Department announce-
ment wold have on the htlding
The Interior Dlepartmeot an-
nouncetnent in Washington vaid
that a final decision on whe. er
to make hurt or all of the ,ite
a landmark might come as lute
as next March.
tn Monday, Portage County
Common Pleas Cotart Juige Jo-
seph Kainrad ruled that the $6
million construction project was
legal and that no one could oc-
cupy the site.
K A I N R A D S A I D the
193 persons arrested July 21 be-
cause they would not leave the
shooting site were trespassers
who "intend to continue to tres-
pass upon the premises."
The May 4th Coalition - a
group of students and non-stu-
dents that led the two month
sit-in - threatened to defy the
judge's ruling by reoccupying
the construction site,
Kent State interim president
Michael Schwartz said moving
the gym would mean re-opening
construction bids. He also ex-
pressed fear that contractors al-
ready promised work would sue
if plans were changed.

MEMBERS OF THE MAY 4th COALITION, print signs Monday night at a meeting on the
Kent State University campus. The purpose of the meeting was to plan further tactics to pre-
vent the administration from building a gym on the site where four students were shot in 1970.

Brazilian students protest

BRASILIA, Brazil (MP - Po-
lice breaking up a student dem-
on stration at the University of'
Brasilia detained 151 persons
but later released all of them af-
ter questioning, authorities said.
Among those taken into cus-
tody at the campus protest Mon-
day were several professors and
news reporters.
was staged to express solidarity
with 30 students expelled a week
ago following campus protests
demanding a return to democ-
racy in this military-governed
Brazilian university students
is recent months have staged
strikes and demonstrations

across the nation to protest the
military regime's economic poli-
cies and to press for more po-
litical rights.
Besides the 30 expelled from
the University of Brasilia last
week, 34 were suspended and
classes were closed for several
ON SUNDAY a federal judge
approved the, stationing of 700
troops on the campus to try to
ensure a peaceful resumption of
Despite the presence of the
troops, several hundred students
went ahead with their demon-
strations Monday, but it was
quickly ended by police.

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The Good

Police tear gas
S. African students
JOHANNESBURG, South Af- fired tear gas cannisters to
rica () - Police fired tear gas break up concentrations of stu-
yesterday at black students pro- dents but groups reformed and
testing that education is infer- the students continued demon-
ior for Africans'ln a black town- strating.
ship abutting Johannesburg's There were no reports of cas-
posh northern suburbs. ualties.
A police spokesman said the
The protest against Bant ed- Alexandra protest began after
scation, as schooling for blacks two student leaders were arrest-
is called, entered its second day. ed by security police.
In African townships outside ed____________________
Pretoria on Monday, 20,000 pu-
pils from the 29 back schools
outside the city took to the
YESTERDAY'S demonstra-
tion took place in Alexandra
township where hundreds of stu-
dents abandoned classes. Police
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