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LSU students participate in nationwide #HandsUpWalkOut protest

Students at LSU walked out of class Monday and gathered in the Quad for a die-in-demonstration. (Source: Alex V. Cook) Students at LSU walked out of class Monday and gathered in the Quad for a die-in-demonstration. (Source: Alex V. Cook)
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In the wake of the events in Ferguson, MO with the killing of Mike Brown, and the non-indictment of the officer who shot Brown, people across the country walked out of schools and their places of work in "solidarity with Ferguson communities across the country effected by police violence," according to FergusonAction.com

The protest/movement was reportedly also for the killings of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland and Akai Gurley in New York.

"What gives us hope in this moment of pain and anguish is the thousands of people who have poured into the streets of America to demand change," said in a statement on the website. "We can no longer do what we have always done and cooperate with a system that does not respect Black Lives. We will only get the change we want if we disrupt the daily order and insists that Black Lives Matter. If that means shutting down the entire country, that's what we'll do."

On Monday, Dec 1st people around the country will be walking out of their schools and places of work in solidarity with Ferguson communities across the country effected by police violence.

All #HandsUpWalkout events will happened simultaneously at 12 p.m. central time on Monday, December 1st.

Students and faculty at LSU participated in the protest/movement. They gathered in the Quad for a die-in demonstration. 

The participants of the protest/movement took to social media using #HandsUpWalkOut, and locally #FergusonBR.

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