Student Protesters Take Over Howard University Administration Building

Supported by U.S. Student Protesters Take Over Howard University Administration Building Photo HU Resist, a student group, has called for the resignation of Howard University’s president and the executive committee of the board of trustees. Credit Emily Baumgaertner/The New York Times Hundreds of Howard University students occupied the main administration building for a second day on Friday, crippling operations amid a protest fueled by revelations about the misappropriation of financial aid money.
“We’ll be here as long as it takes to get our demands met,” Juan Demëtrixx, a Howard University student, said on Friday at a morning news conference held by HU Resist, the student group that organized the protest at the historically black university in Washington. “We’ve taken over every floor.”
Members of HU Resist, disgruntled by what they called “administrative negligence,” had already been planning an event to bolster a list of nine demands that they issued on Sunday.
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