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2A -Thusday Jauary8, 009 2. V~)The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom

Vietnam War protest takes new form

In the spring of 1972, politi-
cal activism raged on campus as
f the Vietnam War continued into
another year.
On a festive day in May, the anger
of anti-war protesters reached its
climax when they dug four "bomb
:. craters" on campon to symbolize the
destruction that the war was causing
>> to the Vietnam countryside.
With music and speeches blaring,
the craters were dug in celebration
of Ho Chi Mi and Malcolm X's
f hirthdays, both on May 19.
to addition to the digging, other
symbolic anti-war protests were
. made that same day. The administra-
tion building was "mined" with bal-
y,. loons - balloons were placed on the
ground symbolizing explosive mines
- while four unidentified youths
FILt PHOTO/Daily simultaneously flooded the lobby
Students show oll shovels alter digtent craters in the with tomato juice to represent the
Diat to protest the Vietnam War. The demoostration blood of the Vietnamese people.
was held o Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X's birthdays. Protesters consulted the Uni-

versity when deciding on the four
locations to dig after the adminis-
tration expressed concerns that the
digging might interfere with under-
ground power and water lines.
Of all the locations, the Ding was
the most controversial place chosen
for demonstration and was strongly
opposed as protest location hy the
Ultimately, the protestors defied
the University's requests and
threats of prosecution choosing to
dig in the Diag anyway. The event
provided a widely visible example
of the war's destruction.
Within two weeks of the digging,
arrest warrants were issued by
the University's Security Depart-
ment for Genie Plamondon of the
Rainbow People's Party, Jay Hock,
the former administration vice
president for student government
council, and two students, John
Goldman and Richard England.

Housing official -Computer theft
slips, falls on ice tried, but failed


WHERE: Mary Markley
Residence Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about 2:0
WHAT: A University Housing
officer slipped and fell on an
icy walkway near the loading
dock area, University Police
reported. The person did not
seek medical treatment.
Drills swiped
from hospital
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Tuesday at about 8:20
WHAT: Three cordless drills
were stolen from the Univer-
sity Hospital, University Police
reported. The total cost of the
drills is valued at $500. There
are no suspects at this time.

WHERE: Medical Science
Unit, 1J01 Catherine St.
WHEN: Tuesday at shout 9:35
WHAT: Pry marks were found
on a computer cahinet, hut
nothing was stolen, University
Police reported. No other danm-
age was found, aind there are no
Parked Honda
hit in carport
WHERE: Thayer Carport, 216
Thayer St.
WHEN: Tuesday at shout 5:25
WHAT: An unknown vehicle
hit shinue Honda Accord parked
in the Thayer Carport. The
Honda Accord was damaged,
hut no humans were injured.

WHAT: Final round for stu-
dents in the SMTD Concerto
WHO: Concerto Competition
WHEN: Today at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Hill Auditorium
Zoology expert
gives talk on
WHAT: Or. Ben Balker, a
University of Florida zoolo-
gist, will give a talk on emerg-
ing pathogens.
WHO: Ecology and Evolu-
tionary Biology Department
WHEN: Today from 4 p.m. to
5:20 p.m.
WHERE: Natural Science
Building, 2140 Auditorium

Blues guitarist
strums at Ark
WHAT: A live performance
by versatile blues guitarist
David Bromherg.
WHO: The Ark
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark
Panel advises on
summer jobs
WHAT: A panel presentation
on summer jobs and intern-
ships abroad.
WHO: The Career Center and
the International Center
WHEN: Tomorrow from
12:20 p.m. 1o02p.m.
WHERE: Kuenzel Room,
Michigan Union
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Jithin a week of the warrants
ig issued, the so-called "Crater
rturned themselves in. Sup-
Led hy a crowd of more than
people, they were released on
!rsonal hood of $50 and a trial
set for July 20. It was later
tponed until August.
wcing their arraignment, the
ter Four's testimonial, signed
80 supporters, -acknowledged
' digging in the Diag but also
landed that the charges he
pped and the University confess
chat the protesters argued were
var crimes.
he digging was co-sponsored
sen-Mayor Robert Harris, City
ncil members from the Demo-
ic and Human Rights parties,
ple Against the Air War, Tribal
,nil, the local branch of Viet-
iVeterans Against the War and
local groups.
1France 2, a French public
television network, aired
footage Tuesday that sup-
posedly showed destruction
in the Gaza Strip caused by an
Israeli Air Force raid on Jan.
1. The footage was actually
from an explosion in the Jaba-
liya Refugee Camps in 2005,
according to Haaretz.com.
2Students interested in
recording their own music
can take free workshops to
qualify to use the high-quality
recording equipment at Digital
Media Commons Audio Studio
on North Campus.
3Craig Stueber of Ches-
terton, Ind. spent 30
years collecting 300,000
pennies, only to find the 1,842
pounds of change missing
from his cast iron milk jug on
Monday afternoon, The Chi-
cago Sun-Times reported.

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