Student protests continued at the University of Maryland Tuesday afternoon but this time students are demanding more than the demilitarization of University of Maryland Police Department. The protests were also against the grand jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson for the death of Mike Brown.
Students decided to occupy the Adele H. Stamp Student Union (by not purchasing food from the Stamp food court for several hours) in order to raise awareness and fight for the following issues:
– Returning of military weapons given to UMPD by the Pentagon 1033 Program
– More racial diversity in the police force to prevent racial profiling
– An extensive review of the diversity training practices of UMPD as well as allowing students to provide recommendations to alter what students view as ineffective practices.
– Students also want to have a discussion with UMPD and President Wallace Loh in order to compromise in meeting these requests
Pictures and video of this event can be seen below:
Later, students Kayla Tarrant and Muftau Shinaba shared their opinions about the #OCCUPYSTAMP Movement.
Students hope that both the University of Maryland campus community and campuses nationwide will recognize the issues minority students face in today’s world.
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