22. Wisconsin Students Protest Napalm Manufacturer's Visit
College: University of Wisconsin
City: Madison, WI
Number of People Involved: ~300
A few hundred University of Wisconsin students gathered on campus to protest visits by recruiters of Dow Chemical, makers of napalm, in the fall of 1967â€”the heat of the Vietnam War. When students blocked access to the school's Commerce Building, Madison police began to remove them by force. Tear gas and night-sticks were the primary dispersal weapons that day, and dozens of students and emergency officials left the scene bloodied-up. Somehow, it all took place in the name of non-violence.