Students hold actions in dining halls, chant “Black Lives Matter”

Student protesters read an announcement during a direct action against racial injustice in Dewick-MacPhie Dining Hall on Dec. 1. Nicholas Pfosi / The Tufts Daily

Approximately 30 Tufts students came together for an action in Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center around 12:30 p.m. yesterday. The students formed to speak out against racial injustice both on Tufts’ campus and beyond.

The students entered the dining center repeatedly chanting, “Black lives matter.”

“We indict Tufts University,” the students yelled. “This is a reactionary effort against continued injustice.”

The students, carrying a banner, formed two groups to speak out in both of the major rooms of the dining center.

“Black lives are being devalued and demonized,” the students yelled. “You say #AllLivesMatter. We say #BlackLivesMatter.”

Students also repeated this action at Carmichael Dining Hall around 6:00 p.m.


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