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    A total of 77 college students were arrested in campus demonstrations at the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University Wednesday night.

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    A total of 77 college students were arrested in campus demonstrations at the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University Wednesday night.

    Forty-one students were arrested on the University of Illinois Chicago Circle campus after they and many others had taken over a school storage building. Police routed the building. About a dozen minor injuries were reported.

    About 40 campus security guards and Chicago policemen entered the three-story building. Some of the students were allowed to leave the building, some submitted to arrest, and others violently resisted arrest. A small group of students who had stayed outside the building tried to prevent the police van from moving with the arrested students, and were themselves arrested after a brief chase by police on nearby streets.

    The occupied storage building adjoins an ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) building which the students had tried to take over but were locked out.

    Thirty-six students from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb Country (near Chicago) were arrested, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct, after 200 or 300 students threw stones in the shopping section of Dekalb. The Northern president cancelled classes for the remainder of the week after the Student Association voted to boycott classes during that time.

    Both demonstrations were part of the nation-wide chain of campus demonstrations prompted by the expansion of U.S. military activity in Southeast Asia, and by the killing of four students at kent State University (Ohio)by National Guardsmen.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAV1XH4RJI838IIASTIVOJG9N1
    Media URN:
    VLVAV1XH4RJI838IIASTIVOJG9N1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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