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LSU students hold 'die-in' Ferguson protest

4 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Monday, December 01 2014 Dec 1, 2014 December 01, 2014 12:17 PM December 01, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Students at LSU held a "die-in" demonstration Monday to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict the Missouri police officer who shot and killed a black teen earlier this year.

The students lay down in chalk outlines near the campus quad, holding a sign which read "Justice for Michael Brown." It was part of a nationwide call Monday for students at colleges and universities to protest the killing of Michael Brown.

Organizers of the event said it was also meant to be a chance to organize people with a goal for preventing police violence against people of color.

A Missouri grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson in the deadly shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Investigators said Brown was unarmed at the time of the shooting, and Wilson claimed he feared for his life.

The shooting sparked off nationwide protests over police violence and race. Wilson and the majority of Ferguson's police force are white, while Brown and the majority of Ferguson's citizens are black.

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