Several members of environmental activist group Divest Harvard quietly carried signs outside a Kennedy School film series screening sponsored by Shell Oil Company.
Students protest Martin Shkreli outside the Science Center. Shkreli’s appearance on campus sparked controversy, with protester Darshali Vyas citing Shkreli’s 5000 percent price hike of Daraprim, a drug used to treat patients with compromised immune systems, as a reason for her outrage.
Martin Shkreli speaks in the Science Center on Wednesday night at an event organized by the Harvard Financial Analysts Club. Protesters disrupted the event, standing up, walking out, and encouraging others to move to a “teach-in” panel on AIDS treatment and unethical pharmaceutical practices.
“Let’s move past the mourning phase and be ready to fight and act.”
As Harvard administrators spoke out against President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration executive orders, the University’s undocumented students say they are pleased with Harvard’s actions—like creating a website and appointing an immigration attorney—that aim to support them.