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December 1, 2014
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Students from UW-Milwaukee held “Die-In” in response to Ferguson verdict
Students from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee held a “Die-In” in response to Ferguson verdict (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Milwaukee, WI - Students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) held a die-in on Nov. 25, in reaction to Ferguson cop Darren Wilson not being indicted for killing Mike Brown. About 40 students participated in the protest and many more watched.

Students yelled, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” then they all simultaneously fell on the floor, lying down to represent the deaths of innocent Black and Brown youth at the hands of police officers. Afterwards, the students gathered and shared their feelings about racist cops and the Darren Wilson grand jury decision.

“I shouldn’t have to worry about being targeted by cops as I wait on the bus stop,” said UWM student Lavelle Young.