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48 Years Ago, People's Park Protests Met with US National Guard

IN PICTURES: The People's Park protests turned into a violent crackdown which left over 120 people injured.

To mark the 48th anniversary of the People's Park protest, teleSUR looks at some of the most iconic images from the conflict.

In 1969, a dispute over a student park owned by the University of California at Berkeley erupted into major protests leading to the U.S. National Guard, highway police and local police brutally attacking the demonstrators.

California Governor Ronald Reagan called the Berkeley campus "a haven for communist sympathizers, protesters, and sex deviants."

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Protesters at the park demand control of the green space.
Protesters at the park demand control of the green space. Photo:Collection of the Oakland Museum of California
Highway patrolmen and national guard soldiers blocking demonstrators in Berkeley, California.
Highway patrolmen and national guard soldiers blocking demonstrators in Berkeley, California. Photo:Collection of the Oakland Museum of California
A protest sign satirizing traditional parking signs.
A protest sign satirizing traditional parking signs. Photo:Collection of the Oakland Museum of California
A young girl protests at a march called a day before Governor Reagan called in the national guard to take control of the park.
A young girl protests at a march called a day before Governor Reagan called in the national guard to take control of the park. Photo:Collection of the Oakland Museum of California
Helicopter sprays tear gas on demonstrators at the University of California, Berkeley campus.
Helicopter sprays tear gas on demonstrators at the University of California, Berkeley campus. Photo:Collection of the Oakland Museum of California
National guard troops on the University of California, Berkeley campus.
National guard troops on the University of California, Berkeley campus. Photo:Collection of the Oakland Museum of California
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