Students protested in the Dreyfus University Center on Nov. 25 a Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson after the fatal shooting of black teen Michael Brown.
Triston King, a senior majoring in communication, organized the protest through social media in hopes of informing University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students on campus of the decision. He said many people do not recognize the severity of the case and how important it is to minorities.
“This has been going on for 106 days,” King said. “I still have people coming up to me saying ‘what is this about?'”
Bryanna Cavanaugh, a freshman mortuary science major, has also been following the case since it began.
“I’ve been getting backlash for it, but I’m holding to my beliefs,” Cavanaugh said.
King hopes more students on campus join the protest.
“We thought it was time for us to stop being quiet and we wanted to convey this message that people of color are being treated unfairly,” King said.
From The Pointer Newsroom