More than 70 students at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine participated in a “die-in” to protest the lack of indictments in the deaths of two unarmed black men killed by police officers.
UNC students said the protest would occur on Wednesday, which is International Human Rights Day. The students began the die-in shortly after noon at Bondurant Hall.
They’re protesting the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York. Brown was shot to death, and Garner died in a chokehold. Grand juries declined to indict either police officer.
The UNC die-in is one of eight protests scheduled Wednesday at medical schools throughout the country. Others will be held in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Chicago.