“Eph yes!” to civil disobedience


According to Eph Blog, four Williams students were among those taken into custody in a recent political demonstration ( as reported by this New York Times article.) The students were removed from the gallery of the House of Representatives by police officers, and arrested/charged with “unlawful conduct and disruption of Congress” for singing and calling out.

The protestors’ intent in disrupting House debate was to draw attention to issues of the environment and climate. Presumably the students were in the Capitol to attend Power Shift 2011, a large youth gathering focused on encouraging sustainability and other environmental initiatives.

 
 
 
 
 

"Hey mom, don't have a cow but..." Photo Credit Elodie Reed, Amherst

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