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BU Students Protest Peacefully In Show Of Solidarity With Missouri Students

Several hundred Boston University students gathered at Marsh Plaza to show solidarity for University of Missouri students who have been protesting the treatment of minorities on their campus. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Several hundred Boston University students gathered at Marsh Plaza to show solidarity for University of Missouri students who have been protesting the treatment of minorities on their campus. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Hundreds of Boston University students protested Friday afternoon in a show of solidarity with University of Missouri students, who have been protesting the treatment of minorities on their campus.

The students gathered at Marsh Plaza along Commonwealth Avenue to demand that American colleges address the concerns of students of color.

Senior Nialah Ferrer said she was there to stand for justice.

"Justice means equality for all, and it means not based on your skin color, not based on where you're from," Ferrer said. "Everyone deserves justice and everyone deserves equal opportunity in America."

The president of the University of Missouri system resigned earlier this week amidst accusations of racial insensitivity.

Since then, there have been threats of violence made against the university.

If white students were getting death threats, one BU student said at Friday's demonstration, administrations would be on it immediately.

Here are more photos from Friday's protest:

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