In Midst of Ferguson Verdict, Protesters Stage a Sit-in at Stamp

The Writer's Bloc

Sgt. Rosie Hoaas observes the protests, which lasted nearly three hours. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter) Sgt. Rosie Hoaas observes the protest, which lasted nearly three hours. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter)

It’s Tuesday and classes are scarce.

With the Thanksgiving holiday forthcoming, students are already making their way home to see loved ones and prepare for holiday festivities.

The Stamp Student Union, however, was anything but scarce. From noon to about 2:45 p.m., more than 200 students gathered to peacefully protest last night’s “no indictment” verdict for white police officer Darren Wilson, who shot black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

Under the hashtag #OccupyStamp (now trending in the Washington, D.C., area), students expressed their reactions and concerns through social media. Protesters from yesterday’s march organized the boycott during an emergency town hall meeting at the Nyumburu Cultural Center.

To read yesterday’s protest coverage, click here.

To read yesterday’s town hall coverage, click here.

University Police Chief David B. Mitchell, along with…

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