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'68 protest at Columbia recalled

Weeklong occupation of campus sites ended in 700 arrests

By KAREN MATTHEWS The Associated Press

This article was originally published April 23, 2018 at 2:47 a.m. Updated April 23, 2018 at 2:47 a.m.

In this April 27, 1968 file photo, demonstrators and students protest at the plaza in front of Columbia University's Low Memorial Library in New York. Fifty years ago, students occupied five buildings at the university and shut down the Ivy League campus in a protest over the school's ties to a military think tank and what protesters saw as racism toward Columbia's Harlem neighbors. More than 700 protesters were arrested and more than 130 were injured when police retook the occupied buildings, during what was part of a year of global turmoil. (AP Photo, File)

NEW YORK -- Fifty years ago today, Columbia University students angry about racism and the Vietnam War began a rebellion that fed a sense the country was in turmoil.

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