Columbia students walk out against war

(Credit: Urbanite)

A black shroud covers Columbia's alma mater statue via The Bwog

Hundreds of Columbia University students marked the five-year anniversary of the Iraq war (and the gorgeous spring weather) with an old-fashioned walkout today.

Student groups invited people to leave their classes at noon, convene at the Low Plaza and listen to speakers like Hamid Dabashi and Bruce Robbins. Five Years of War, Five Days of Action was the host, according to a Facebook invitation that more than 230 people had accepted. The crowd was at least that large.

A huge pink “Stop War” banner was displayed from a building and protesters even draped the alma mater statue with a black shroud. Columbia officials declined to comment.

Who says this generation isn’t passionate about protesting? Now, how about arranging some demonstrations on days that aren’t 70 degrees?

— Emily Ngo

Tags: columbia university , war protest , education

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