At least 30 university professors were arrested for blocking traffic on a busy street near Harvard University last week protesting President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the DACA program. According to emails obtained by Campus Reform, students were encouraged to attend the protest via email, though no students were arrested.
More than 30 college professors were arrested last week after obstructing traffic during a protest of President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA.
According to The Harvard Crimson, 31 professors in total were arrested after blocking the flow of traffic on a busy street near campus, though The Crimson notes that nearly 100 professors participated in a planning meeting just days before.
Indeed, multiple emails obtained by Campus Reform show that professors even encouraged students to participate in the demonstration, with one email sent to all students claiming that “the repeal of DACA is an attack on our university communities across the country,” noting that “educators are willing and prepared to fight back.”
A second email explained that after “a brief speaking program featuring both professors and students,” a “group of faculty from several area colleges” would “engage in an act of non-violent civil disobedience, blocking Massachusetts Avenue until they are removed by Cambridge police,” a consequence that would ultimately occur.