Knights protest Ferguson decision in UCF Student Union
A protest is currently underway in the UCF Student Union as students voice their concerns over the decision made in Ferguson, Missouri, through silence.
About 30 students are seated around the Pegasus seal in the middle of the union, not saying a word, but holding signs. The signs read "Take a name tag and have a seat" and "#BlackLivesMatter."
The protest comes after a decision was made last week by a grand jury to not indict Darren Wilson, a police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown was shot after the officer said he approached the man and an altercation occurred. Brown was not armed. The issue has ignited protests across the nation and has sparked racial tensions and the review of police interactions with African Americans.
This is the second protest students have staged since the decision. The first protest took place Nov. 26 in the Student Union. During this display, participants laid on the floor for four minutes and thirty seconds to symbolize the four hours and thirty minutes Brown's body was left on the street after being shot.
Nada Hassanein contributed to this report.