Interview with John McLaurin
QUESTION 42
INTERVIEWER:

CAN WE STOP FOR A MOMENT? YOU WERE JUST SAYING THAT YOU WERE LISTENING TO THE RADIO THAT NIGHT. UM, COULD YOU, DO YOU REMEMBER ANY OF THE THINGS THEY WERE SAYING AND WHETHER YOU THOUGHT WHO WAS GOING TO WIN AND?

John McLaurin:

Well, it sounded like the marshals retreated and it sounded like the students were getting the best of it. And uh, the marshals fired a lot of tear gas, that's where the tear gas came from, up there. They brought in a lot of marshals that were inexperienced that were not professional marshals, that worked for the federal government in other positions and they put them in, in in a position to marshal up there that night and that's probably the reason the fight started, they weren't trained [unintelligible].