Multicultural Student Alliance to hold demonstration regarding decision of Officer Darren Wilson

Richard Martinez

Several multicultural student organizations will be hosting a demonstration inside Parks Library on Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. regarding the decision made to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown.

Students and faculty are invited to attend a silent protest ‘die in,’ where participants will lie on the ground for four-and-a-half minutes, signifying the more than four hours that the body of Michael Brown laid lifeless in Ferguson, Mo.

Brown was fatally shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson. Following his death, mass protests and riots broke out in reaction to the excessive police force used in the incident.

On Nov. 24, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullouch announced that a grand jury declined to indict Wilson on any crimes in relation to the Brown shooting.

In light of the events that have occurred in Ferguson, ISU students are peacefully protesting Dec. 10 and Dec. 12 to voice their concerns on how they have been personally affected. For coverage of these demonstrations, readers can follow #BlackLivesMatter on social media.