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NYU Students Plan 'Walkout' In Support of Immigrants

By Danielle Tcholakian | November 14, 2016 2:51pm
 New York University students are taking part in a nationwide #SanctuaryCampus walk-out.
New York University students are taking part in a nationwide #SanctuaryCampus walk-out.
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GREENWICH VILLAGE — New York University students are planning to take part in a nationwide movement on Wednesday by walking out of their classes and gathering in Washington Square Park at noon.

The planned "walkout" is part of the #SanctuaryCampus campaign organized by Movimiento Cosecha, an organization that advocates for undocumented immigrants and immigrant rights.

According to a Facebook event page for the NYU walkout, the school will be one of 45 universities around the country engaging in similar action on Wednesday.

The "walkout" signifies the NYU students' commitment "to putting our bodies between [President-Elect Donald] Trump and our most vulnerable students," the Facebook event page reads.

"We will be walking out of classes and gathering in the park to demand permanent protection, dignity and respond for all immigrants alongside other marginalized communities," the event page reads. "Now is the time where we are planting the seeds of hope — in the midst of devastations, young people must show this country, and this world, that resistance is possible."

The event page advises students to meet under the Washington Square Park arch, and "bring your signs, your loved ones, and your spirit."

A university spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.