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UW-Milwaukee protests racial injustice, remembers Trayvon Martin

By staff |
February 28, 2014
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UW-Milwaukee protest against racial injustice and racial profiling
UW-Milwaukee protest against racial injustice and racial profiling (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Milwaukee, WI – Dozens of students at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee rallied on campus to protest racial injustice and racial profiling, February 26, the second anniversary of the murder of Trayvon Martin.

“What happened sixty years ago is still happening today,” said Rick Banks, president of BSU as he held a picture of Emmett Till, a 14-year old Black child brutally murdered in 1954 for allegedly speaking to a white woman.

Protesters held pictures of Trayvon Martin, Derek Williams, Corey Stingley, Marissa Alexander and Emmett Till. Protesters sang the Black national anthem and raised their fists in the air.

The rally was organized by the Black Student Union, and featured speakers from the United States Student Association, the Sankofa Squad, and AFSCME Local 82.

 

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