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[Source Description: 5 May 1970: Statement about the Kent State killings and announcement of student strike, From the Records of the Office of the Chancellor - J. Carlyle Sitterson series (#40022), University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]


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This statement, unascribed but clearly emanating from a student group, pointed to the U.S. incursion into Cambodia and the killing of five students by National Guardsmen at Kent State University as motivations for the strike. "We will remain on strike until the inhuman and repressive policies of the present government have been reversed." A meeting in front of Wilson Library also was announced.