Demonstrators hoped to decry DeVos’s policies and highlight what they saw as Harvard’s complicity in legitimizing them—but they also wanted to “reclaim the narrative” of peaceful protest in the United States.
“There weren’t a lot of question marks,” a professor says. “People knew what to expect.”
Cambridge police officers arrest Rev. Jonathan L. Walton, professor and minister in the Memorial Church, for standing in the middle of Mass. Ave. as part of a protest Thursday afternoon. Walton, along with about 20 other Boston-area professors, stood in the street to protest the repeal of DACA.
Dozens of Harvard affiliates rallied on the steps of Widener Library Monday advocating for workers’ and immigrants’ rights.