Penn State students engage in “Black Lives Matter” protest at the HUB-Robeson Center

December 2, 2014

Approximately 80 Penn State students protest in support of “Black Lives Matter” by lying motionless on the HUB-Robeson Center ground-floor. The primary catalyst for the protest, which lasted for several days, was the decision not to indict a police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager, Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. The Black Leadership Union was the main organizer with various student organizations also participating, including the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Black Caucus, and the National Council of Negro Women. University President Eric Barron was photographed giving the “hands up” gesture alongside the student protesters.