#HandsUpWalkOut: students protest with Ferguson

Sara Minsky/Guilfordian

“Mike Brown didn’t have to die. We all know the reason why. The system is guilty.”

This was just one of the chants that echoed through campus on Dec. 1 as students dressed in mourning black marched through campus.

Guilford College students organized a walkout to commemorate Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Shantel Davis, Islan Nettles and other victims of police shootings.

At 12:01 p.m., the time that Brown was shot,  students met at the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Plaza where they observed four and a half minutes of silence for the four and a half hours that Brown’s body lay in the street. The students chalked their bodies after the manner done at crime scenes.

From there, they together walked through King Hall, Duke Hall and Founders Hall, returning to the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Plaza.

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