#HandsUpWalkOut protest sweeps the nation

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College students around the country are driving a massive “Hands Up, Walk Out” protest, echoing the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” slogan that has been used since Michael Brown’s death in August.

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According to the Ferguson Action website, today’s protest is a reaction to senseless police killings that have happened recently throughout the U.S. The group points to two recent incidents in particular: Last week, Akai Gurley was (possibly accidentally) killed by a police officer in the stairwell of his apartment building in New York City. Just days after, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was playing by himself with a toy gun when he was fatally shot by a police officer. Per Ferguson Action, national action is needed to respond to what is clearly a national problem.

And “Hands Up, Walk Out,” protests are indeed happening across the country.

AT HARVARD:

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AT YALE:

IN NEW YORK CITY:

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AT BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY:

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AT A HIGH SCHOOL IN BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS:

https://twitter.com/aaronmartel/status/539480804511191040

AT UMASS AMHERST:

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IN CHICAGO:

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AT WHEATON COLLEGE:

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AT TEXAS A&M:

https://twitter.com/OldCaesarCole/status/539481567349858304

AT A HIGH SCHOOL IN MINNESOTA:

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AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS:

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AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS:

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IN WASHINGTON, DC:

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Danielle Wiener-Bronner is a news reporter.

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