Many students and faculty took campus by storm recently with multiple die-ins and marches in response to various national cases pertaining to police brutality against black males.
As many as 350 people marched and congregated at Beaumont Tower. The march featured special guest Henry James Thomas, who was one of the original Freedom Riders in 1961. “I’m so happy that you don’t have to fight those battles now, but the ones I’ve told you about, you have to fight them,” Thomas said. “We’ve come a long way, but as the good doctor said, ‘not quite enough.’”
Stopping traffic more than four times, swarms of students protested for one purpose – to “shut shit down.” As many as 250 students protested with signs and unified chants on Grand River Avenue, at the Breslin Center, the Student Union and the Main Library.