UC Berkeley law students hold ‘Black Out’ demo on campus

Berkeley Law students held a 'Black Out' demo on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday Oct. 7. Photo: Ted Friedman
Berkeley Law students held a ‘Black Out’ demo on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday Oct. 7. Photo: Ted Friedman

The UC Berkeley Law Students of African Descent (LSAD) group held a ‘Black Out’ demonstration on campus Thursday afternoon to “stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and show our continued questioning and resistance of racism, oppression, and violence against our communities.”

LSAD spokeswoman Samya Abdela, a doctorate candidate at Berkeley Law, said the purpose of the protest was to “continue to raise awareness and keep the conversation going about police brutality and its staggering effects on communities of color.” Abdela added that LSAD was hoping to use Thursday’s event as a launch pad for other projects it is planning in future, including addressing structural reform of oppressive policies at the state level, and supporting Cal’s Black athletes. Ted Friedman took the photographs published here.

On the Berkeley Law website, LSAD describes the purpose of its organization as being “to articulate and promote the needs of Black law students in the law school.”

Berkeleyside contributing photographer Ted Friedman took the photos published here.


Berkeley Law students held a 'Black Out' demo on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday Oct. 7. Photo: Ted Friedman
Berkeley Law students held a ‘Black Out’ demo on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday Oct. 7. Photo: Ted Friedman
Berkeley Law students held a 'Black Out' demo on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday Oct. 7. Photo: Ted Friedman
Berkeley Law students held a ‘Black Out’ demo on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday Oct. 7. Photo: Ted Friedman
Berkeley Law students held a 'Black Out' demo on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday Oct. 7. Photo: Ted Friedman
Berkeley Law students held a ‘Black Out’ demo on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday Oct. 7. Photo: Ted Friedman

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