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Seeds of Fire: A People’s Chronology

Recalling events that happened on this day in history.
Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.

Compiled by Ulli Diemer

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December 4, 1964  
Police arrest some 800 students protesting in favour of free speech at the the University of California, Berkeley.
Related Topics: Free SpeechPolitical Repression
December 4, 1969  
In a night-time raid, police kill Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in Hampton’s Chicago apartment. Clark was killed by police as they burst through the door. Hampton was shot while he lay sleeping in his bed; evidence later shows that an FBI infiltrator slipped a barbiturate into Hampton’s drink to ensure that he would be unconscious when the raid took place. When it was found that Hampton was wounded but still alive, police fired two bullets into his head as he lay in bed to finish him off.
Related Topics: Black PanthersKillings by PoliceMurder



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