They weren't hippies, they were the average college student
drake329 - July 24, 2015, 9:39 am,
Actually, they were not students of the school they were protesters that were on school grounds. The school actually canceled classes and requested/ordered students to stay in their dorms in the case of violence after.
drake329 - July 24, 2015, 9:42 am,
previous demonstrations ended with several law enforcement officers being severely beaten and faculty had found flyers being passed around by the protesters on how to drag a man off of a horse, with the intent of targeting mounted police.
drake329 - July 24, 2015, 9:45 am,
The national guard that did open fire on the protesters only did so after repeatedly giving ground, and, due to an error on the direction of their retreat, ended up trapped between a chain fence and the now mob. So they fired in self-defense.