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    Post Kent State - Artist helped solve May 4 mystery

    After 49 years, I thought I had read or heard absolutely everything there was to know about May 4, 1970.
    Nope.

    In talking with Akron’s most famous artist, Don Drumm, I learned something new: An experiment he was part of in the aftermath of the shootings, arranged by the Beacon Journal, provided crucial information about what really happened that day. Drumm, as you may know, was the creator of the 15-foot-high metal sculpture next to Kent State’s Taylor Hall that was pierced by a bullet on the day the Ohio National Guard killed four students and wounded nine others.

    Created in 1967 and named “Solar Totem #1,” the work consists of more than 100 panels of a type of steel Drumm had never used before: Cor-Ten, an alloy that weathers into a rusted appearance without actually rusting.


    The hole left by the bullet had a jagged edge on the side where the National Guard had been positioned, suggesting to many that it was created by a shot coming from the opposite direction, fired by a student or outside sniper. According to that theory, the sniper was responsible for unleashing the National Guard’s massive barrage of 67 shots into the crowd. Others weren’t so sure. So Beacon Journal photographer Bill Hunter invited Drumm to participate in the experiment.


    The result surprised me. It probably didn't surprise @Peter1469

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    https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/2...-may-4-mystery


    https://www.wksu.org/arts-culture/20...vents-of-may-4
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    I have been there thousands of times. Touched that hole. My kids have. It's so incredibly sad.

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    I feel like the Hippies had it comming
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    That is antifa. And no they are not a modern construct. See links below. They show up at protests to cause the sort of reaction that you saw at Kent State.


    That is why we were trained in the Louisiana National Guard the way we were to deal with protests and riots. And I believe Gamewall got the same sort of training tool. You have the riot line all kitted out. You had snipers all hidden away and deadly. And you had undercover dogs to work the crowd and find the agitators. Mark them. Snipers boom.

    A Brief History of Antifa: Part I




    A Brief History of Antifa: Part II
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    No. They didn’t “have it coming”.

    Antifa was not at Kent State. It was largely peaceful that day. There is no justification for sending troops in to quash a protest: other than, perhaps, our $#@! Republican Governor running for Senator wanting to show them who’s in charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    No. They didn’t “have it coming”.

    Antifa was not at Kent State. It was largely peaceful that day. There is no justification for sending troops in to quash a protest: other than, perhaps, our $#@! Republican Governor running for Senator wanting to show them who’s in charge.
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