KENT, Ohio — Kent State University is canceling the 50th commemoration of May 4, 1970 anti-war protest due to COVID-19 concerns.
The university said they will host a virtual event at a later date.
The online program will honor and remember Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder who were killed and nine other Kent State students who were wounded on May 4, 1970, when the Ohio National Guard fired on students during an anti-war protest.
“This action comes as a great disappointment to so many who have looked forward to this milestone weekend and who have worked tirelessly to make this event happen,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “However, the health, safety and well-being of everyone is our first priority.”
The events were scheduled to take place between May 1-4.
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