Members of the sit-in protest in Garland Hall at Johns Hopkins University (Facebook).
Almost a month after students at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) began occupying the school’s administrative building in protest, seven JHU students were arrested on Wednesday, May 9.
The Baltimore Police Department told The Baltimore Sun they arrested five people for trespassing and two other people for impeding vehicle traffic. Student protestors told the publication that authorities arrested two undergraduate students, two graduate students, and three community members.
The protesters have occupied Garland Hall since April 3, demanding that the university end its three contracts, worth more than $1.7 million, with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The contracts are for educational programs at JHU’s medical school wherein ICE provides medical training and leadership education. The contracts are set to end by the end of 2019.
The JHU Garland Occupation, organized by Students Against Private Police and the Hopkins Coalition Against ICE,…
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