During this year’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on College Walk, students staged a protest in the form of a die-in. This action is in continued response to the recent rulings on the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. Students were spotted carrying signs saying “we can’t breathe” prior to the ceremony.
We received a tip earlier tonight about the die-in, including instructions to students interested in participating. All participants were asked to wear black, and organizers requested that white allies not take part in the die-in and instead pass out fliers in regards to the protest. Visit us on Twitter for live updates throughout the protest.
Here is the official Die-In Mission Statement distributed to students:
“SHUT IT DOWN. [BUT KEEP THIS HUSH UNTIL WE DO]
Action on CU campus in response to the recent non indictment of the Pigs who killed Mike Brown & Eric Garner and the continued police murder of Black bodies.
DIE-IN 12/4 during Tree Lighting Ceremony. Lay down on College Walk btwn the Sundial & Broadway @ 6:40pm. Wear Black.
WHITE ALLIES: Because your bodies are not targeted by the system in the ways Blk&Brown bodies are, we ask u to please help us pass out fliers at this time instead of participate in die-in.
After the action, we will head downtown to #ThisStopsToday action in Foley Square.
BSO will host an on campus space to discuss from 9-11 in X Lounge.”