"What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!" echoed across campus.
Around 250 students gathered in front of Carrington Hall on the historic quadrangle for the Multicultural Students Against Systemic Racism protest on Monday, Aug. 31. The protest, led by juniors Britni Fletcher and Jocelyne Torres, began at 1 p.m. Due to rain, the protest was moved indoors, into the Plaster Student Union Theatre. Student Government Association Chief of Staff Apryl Myers spoke to the group of damp protesters about the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and voting this November during the presidential election. Once the sky cleared up, the protesters made their way back outside for a peaceful march around campus.
Greta Cross is the Editor-in-Chief of The Standard. She is a junior studying journalism, photography, and anthropology. Greta joined The Standard in Jan. 2019 and served as the Digital Editor for the 2019-20 school year.