#ItsBlackeningHere – Developments

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More than 200 students from the University of Louisville gather on the steps of the Student Activities Center to hold a “die-in” in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement on Sept. 29. The student-organized event, which used the social media hashtag  #itsblackeninghere, aimed to draw attention to allegations of police brutality across the nation by interrupting the flow of foot traffic on campus. “I was surprised at the lack of people acknowledging us,” said TJ Williams (18), one of the participants that laid face-down on the ramp. “I mean, they had to see us. We were blocking the busiest place at school.”

Photos by Alex King