Students rally at Ryerson in support of Mizzou protests

 

Students and allies met to stand in solidarity with the black students from the University of Missouri on Nov. 18.

The United Black Students of Ryerson orchestrated a rally on the corner of Victoria and Gould streets in support of “Mizzou,” another name for the Missouri university, after the recent step-down of their university president concerning complaints that he didn’t support black students who faced racism on campus.

Students at Ryerson released a banner at the top of the bookstore that stated “We rise with Mizzou.”

The rally started with a crowd of about 40 and swelled to a group of around 80 supporters and onlookers. Black students and faculty members shared their stories about being black on campus in an effort to “challenge the culture of anti-black racism” on campus  said Rajean Hoilett, one of the event’s organizers and chairperson of the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students.

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