Protesters speak against Missouri History Museum for canceling event including Palestinian discussion

Instead of the intended panel discussion on Thursday, planners organized a rally outside the museum. Under the #SelectiveHistory banner, which protesters of the museum’s decision used on social media last week, a wide variety of around 75 attendees showed up to the changed event, which still included speakers from the four groups.

| Staff Reporter

Protesters gather to demonstrate against Missouri History Museum

Around 75 protesters from around the St. Louis community congregated outside the Missouri History Museum on Thursday night to protest the museum’s cancellation of an event that planned to discuss the similarities between recent events in Ferguson, Ayotzinapa and Palestine.

| Staff Reporter

Shame on the Missouri History Museum

How cruelly ironic that a museum of history would deny a voice to those who have been continuously expunged from the historical record.

Henry Clements | Class of 2014

A mass of voices: An oral history of student involvement in protests

In the two weeks following the grand jury announcement, Student Life arranged one-on-one interviews with more than a dozen students involved in the ensuing protests. These students relayed their experiences at various protests throughout St. Louis, shared their reasons for protesting and voiced their hopes for how the protests will evolve within the University community.

| Editor-in-Chief

Students take protest to Olin, outside chancellor’s house

Hundreds of students expanded the scope of protest activities on campus Thursday afternoon, including marching through Olin Library and protesting on the lawn of the chancellor’s residence.

How to respond to common cop-killing defense arguments

In any case where a black person is killed by a police officer, some common points emerge to justify the crimes. If you find yourself grasping for evidence to oppose such claims, I hope that the following responses—more specifically tailored to the Darren Wilson case—can help.

| Senior Forum Editor

Students block traffic, demand University response as part of continuing protests

On the first day of classes after Thanksgiving break, Washington University students continued to protest last week’s grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson with a pair of on-campus actions.

| Editor-in-Chief

Seven students arrested at Students Against Peabody protest

Seven Students Against Peabody protesters have been released after being arrested at the group’s final planned protest Friday morning. The students were arrested and charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace after attempting to cross a police line blocking entrance to the Knight Center.

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Lessons learned from the Students Against Peabody sit-in

Even though the protests against Peabody Energy ended last week without achieving any of the protesters’ initially expressed goals, I think the sit-in was one of the best things to have happened to the school during my four years here at Washington University.

| Senior Forum Editor

Letter to the editor

Apparently the students at Washington University involved in the protests against Peabody Coal feel that the best way to air their grievances is to shut down any voice with which they disagree by walking out of meetings, demonizating their opponents or having them kicked off boards and the University campus.

David M. Jinkerson | Wildwood, Mo.