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The 25 Biggest College Campus Riots of All Time Image via University of Wisconsin-Madison Library

22. Wisconsin Students Protest Napalm Manufacturer's Visit

College: University of Wisconsin
City: Madison, WI
Date: 10/18/1967
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 1967—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.

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