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PHOTOS: Students protest ISUPD

Iowa State students come together to protest Iowa State University Police Department Officer Frankie Contreras, demanding for his immediate termination on Feb. 1, 2024.
Students hold signs protesting the end of police brutality now during the Iowa State University Police Department Officer Frankie Contreras protest organized by Color of Love on Feb. 1, 2024. (Joseph Dicklin)
A student walks in front of the Color of Love organized protest, holding a “Blue Lives Matter” flag, Parks Library on Feb. 1, 2024. (Jacob Rice)
Color of Love organized protesters cross in front of the College of Design to protest the Iowa State University Police Department at the Armory Feb. 1, 2024. (Jacob Rice)
Color of Love organized protestors Endi Montalvo-Martinez (left) and Emiliano Alvarado (right) leave the Armory after demanding the immediate firing of Iowa State University Police Department Officer Frankie Contreras in response to the actions of Officer Contreras onto civilian Dariq Myles. Feb. 1, 2024. (Jacob Rice)
A list of demands was placed on an Iowa State University Police Department vehicle outside the Armory parking lot by protestors on Feb. 1, 2024. (Jacob Rice)
Lyric Sellers walks toward Parks Library with fellow protesters after the organized protest at the Armory on Feb. 1, 2024. The protest was organized by Color of Love, a student organization at Iowa State. (Jacob Rice)
Emilian Alvarado holds up a sign demanding Officer Frankie Contreras be fired from the Iowa State University Police Department during the Color of Love organized protest outside Parks Library on Feb. 1, 2024. (Jacob Rice)
Toyia Younger watches students protest the Iowa State University Police Department in front of Parks Library, Feb. 1, 2024. (Jacob Rice)
Endi Montalvo-Martinez speaks to students attending the protest outside of Parks Library on Feb. 1, 2024. (Brittany Huston)
A wall of sticky note demands posted around the Armory by protestors on Feb. 1, 2024. (Brittany Huston)
Signage presented at the protest outside of the Parks Library on Feb. 1, 2024. (Brittany Huston)
Students across the campus show up to protest Iowa State University Police Department Officer Frankie Contreras on Feb. 1, 2024. (Joseph Dicklin)
Emiliano Alvarado (Left), Endi Montalvo-Martinez (Middle) and Lyric Sellers (Right) lead the protest group past Parks Library towards the Armory demanding the immediate firing of Iowa State University Police Department Officer Frankie Contreras on Feb. 1, 2024. (Joseph Dicklin)
An Iowa State student holds her fist to the sky as she demands the immediate removal of Officer Frankie Contreras from the Iowa State University Police Department just outside of Parks Library on Feb. 1, 2024. (Joseph Dicklin)
Iowa State student Ding (Prince) Tut holds up a sign stating, “This is everyones fight” as he protests outside the Armory on Feb. 1, 2024. (Joseph Dicklin)
A student holds a sign stating, “Respect Existence or Expect resistance,” during the Iowa State University Police Department Officer Contreras protest on Feb. 1, 2024 by Parks Library. (Joseph Dicklin)
Student Lia Stopoulos holds a sign stating, “A system cannot fail those it was never designed to protect!” during the protest against Iowa State University Police Department Officer Contreras Feb. 1, 2024 by Parks Library. (Joseph Dicklin)
Bela Banegas addresses fellow protesters before they walk from Parks Library to the Armory during a protest organized by Color of Love on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. (Brielle Tuttle)
Emiliano Alvarado holds up a sign calling for Officer Frankie Contreras to be fired from the Iowa State University Police Department during a protest organized by Color of Love on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. (Brielle Tuttle)
Students hold up signs while they listen to speakers from Color of Love during the protest outside Parks Library on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Protesters walked from Parks Library to the Armory, chanting and placing sticky notes with demands written on them throughout the building. (Brielle Tuttle)
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    Bill Carpenter | Feb 2, 2024 at 9:51 am

    Wow All the photos of the protest…. Law Enforcement is Societies’ control of THOSE who WANT what someone else has. We see the East and West Coast issues and do they really want that crap to come to the MidWest.

    Wake up. Their DEMANDS? Go live in aanother Country and see what life’s like.

    Alumni ’90

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