Video: Ithaca College Students Protest Police Brutality


“Silence has never saved anybody,” one of the Ithaca College protesters announces before the group marches through campus to protest police brutality.

It began with a vigil for victims on November 1.

“Even though we are coming together as different races, we have to remember what bonds us is the human race,” one of the students says during the vigil.

Soon after the vigil, on December 1, students and faculty protested the court’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. Protests earned the title #HandsUpWalkOut.

“Mike’s story affects us and connects us in so many ways,” a protester says.

Protests continued December 4 following the decision to not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the murder of Eric Garner. Students chanted “We can’t breath!”

One student, from the Yaqui tribe in Arizona has this to say to other protesters: “I don’t know if you know what it feels like to be one of not even 20 identified Native Americans on this campus.” He goes on to say that Ithaca College sits on Native land, and the school doesn’t even have an Indigenous Studies minor, which students are fighting for.

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Check out the full video from Buzzsaw Magazine below: