By Jaisal Noor
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 8, Baltimore police officers arrested seven protesters taking part in a month long sit-in at Garland Hall against Johns Hopkins University’s $1.5 million ICE contracts and newly-authorized private police force.
7 protestors were arrested after an over month-long sit-in at Johns Hopkins against the university’s $1.5 million dollar ICE contracts and newly authorized private police force. pic.twitter.com/MYToQXXpky
— Jaisal Noor (@jaisalnoor) May 8, 2019
The university had warned protesters they were subject to arrest after they took over and chained themselves to the building on May 1. Just days earlier, activist Tawanda Jones, whose brother was killed by police in 2013, was threatened with legal action over her participation in the protests (therealnews.com/columns/baltimore-activist-threatened-with-legal-action-over-participation-in-hopkins-protests). In a statement, the university cited “grave concerns about the unsafe circumstances in and around Garland Hall and followed multiple offers of amnesty from university officials and warnings from the police if the protesters left the building.”