Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley CA, 1969

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On Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley during the People's Park protest. The police (who were at the time called "The Blue Meanies" because of their blue jump suits, in a reference to the Beatles' Yellow Submarine movie) started shooting, killing a student (James Rector) and blinding another.

This photo is courtesy of Ron Stinnett, [external link]

I was near there, in my dorm room a couple of blocks away. Luckily, I wasn't walking down Telegraph at the time - this was near Sather Gate, the entrance to the University. It was a scary, demoralizing time. It shocked us that police would fire upon American citizens.
at Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, California USA

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