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UNC medical school students hold 'die-in'

Posted December 10, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine participate in a "die-in" to protest the lack of indictments in the deaths of two unarmed black men killed by police officers.

— About 100 students at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine participated in a "die-in" on Wednesday to protest the lack of indictments in the deaths of two unarmed black men killed by police officers.

The protest, held at Bondurant Hall, also marked International Human Rights Day.

The protest was over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., 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 was one of many protests scheduled Wednesday at medical schools throughout the country. Others were held in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Chicago.


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  • fairisfair2 Dec 11, 2014

    Maybe UNC-CH med school classes need to be audited too....

  • disgusted2010 Dec 10, 2014

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    These people are racists. They demand that white officers be prosecuted just because of the color of their skin. The very definition of racism.

  • curiousgeorgia Dec 10, 2014

    How unoriginal.

  • Mary Boehm Dec 10, 2014
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    Death is always hard but, Nobody takes into account these people were breaking the law. When you break the law the cops will show up and how you the law breaker handles the situation will depend on the out come. It looks like people think it is ok to rob, steal and beat up store owners. Looks as if we are going to a lawless society where we all carry guns to protect ourselves. Don't break the law and you will have no problems. I hope these kids are never my doctor.

  • scg Dec 10, 2014

    While it is sad that none of those Police officers were indicted, at least for wrongful death, or something, but it is also sad to see the entire country starting another meaningless protest campaign, like the Wall Street one a few months ago.

    We just have way too much time in our hands.

  • affirmativediversity Dec 10, 2014

    Really? Medical students with nothing to do but make a political statement!
    Maybe they should be spending a bit more time contemplating how they are going to make a living with the government looking over their shoulder and setting their fees...oh and telling them which patients they can treat and which ones are "not in their service plan"

  • Tarheel Takeover Dec 10, 2014

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    So I guess if you're not someone's definition of an upstanding citizen you should die at the hands of the police?

  • Chelle Ritchey Dec 10, 2014
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  • jwbmom1965 Dec 10, 2014

    OMG It is not like these 2 were upstanding citizens. Get back to class.

  • umop apisdn Dec 10, 2014

    At this point I wonder if there's any hope for this country.