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Students Show Support for Black Lives Matter Movement

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Jon Stone

Media Relations Manager

Jon Stone

Driscoll Bridge

Students at the University of Denver are planning to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. At noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, students will gather on the Driscoll bridge to proclaim solidarity and discuss why staying silent is not an option. All students who support the movement are encouraged to attend and wear black.

Other college campuses across the country have held similar 'blackout' events in support of Black Lives Matter. Just last week rallies took place on the campues of Florida International University and Boston University.

Black Lives Matter rally at Boston University
Black Lives Matter rally at Boston University

Ben & Jerry’s attracted national headlines last week when it declared support for Black Lives Matter. In a tweet, the Vermont-based creamery said: “Black Lives Matter. Choosing to be silent in the face of such injustice is not an option.”

The tweet has been liked more than 87,000 times and been re-tweeted more than 63,000 times. It also included a statement explaining why the company could no longer remain silent and called on others to join them.