Damage is shown from a fire set in the Main Administration Building by a group of protesters during fighting with police and National Guard on the campus of the University of Maryland on May 14, 1970.
Demonstrations against the war had occurred daily on the campus since May 1.
A national student strike against the war in Indochina and the deaths at Kent State had begun May 5. A strike committee was set up at Maryland that adopted demands for immediate U.S. withdrawal from Indochina, ending repression of black people, particularly the Black Panther Party and for severing university ties with the military
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For a detailed description of the May 1970 University of Maryland protests, see washingtonspark.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/30-days-in-may-u…
For a pdf of the Fall 1970 Radical Guide to the University of Maryland that contains a detailed description of five demands, an essay supporting non-violent tactics, an essay supporting violent tactics and other period information and graphics, see washingtonspark.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/radical-guide…
For information and photos on 1971 protests at the University of MD, see flic.kr/s/aHsjBAJp9G
For information and photos on 1972 demonstrations at the University of Maryland, see flic.kr/s/aHsjBBYBW1
Photo by Ray Lustig. Courtesy of the D.C. Public Library Washington Star Collection © Washington Post.