Portland State University commemorates 52-year anniversary of May 11 strike

Alumni and faculty unveiled a plaque on campus, where peaceful protesters clashed with riot police on May 11, 1970.

PORTLAND, Ore. — 52 years ago, hundreds of Portland State University (PSU) students — alongside faculty — became part of a national movement. They were protesting the Vietnam War, along with the killing of four Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard.

Students occupied the Park Blocks around the PSU campus, joining a nationwide student strike.

On May 11, 1970, the Portland Tactical Police squad violently clashed with peaceful PSU protesters. Officers were dispatched by city leaders to the South Park Blocks to

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