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Protesters at Syracuse University Finally End Occupation

Protesters at Syracuse University Finally End Occupation

“roughly a month after they began it and just a week after they promised to continue doing so even as the school shut down”

It only took a worldwide pandemic and national emergency for this to finally end.

The College Fix reports:

Syracuse protesters end occupation of administrative building, will meet with administrators

Student activists have ended their “occupation” of a campus administrative building at Syracuse University roughly a month after they began it and just a week after they promised to continue doing so even as the school shut down over coronavirus fears.

Last Friday the group #NotAgainSU, which claims it seeks to address “the systems of oppression that are upheld and protected” by Syracuse, announced that it would continue to maintain an occupied presence in the school’s Crouse-Hinds Hall, where students have lodged themselves in protest since Feb. 17.

The university switched to virtual instruction on March 13 in order to help halt the spread of the coronavirus. Protesters, however, vowed that the protest would continue, stating that the disease “should not be utilized as a means for the administration to ignore its commitments.”

Yet yesterday the group announced that it would end the occupation, The Daily Orange reported, after “organizers on Wednesday secured a virtual meeting with university officials to solidify commitments” made by the group. Activists had met with campus administrators several times during the month of March, though none of those meetings ended with resolutions to the conflict.

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These children were just acting up to get attention. Our 6-year-old and 8-year-old grandchildren do it all the time. Once the school is closed and the students are gone, there is no longer anyone for them to impress.

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