Ferguson

December 1, 2014 - 11:56pm
Protesters began their march from Hendricks Chapel to Marshall Street at the time that Michael Brown was shot on Aug. 9.

On Monday, Dec. 1, Syracuse University’s Quad was silent. More than 100 students, faculty and Syracuse community members filled the area in front of Hendricks Chapel, using their silence to honor the memory of Michael Brown. They remained hushed for 4.5 minutes in remembrance of the 4.5 hours that the unarmed teen was left lying dead in the street after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed him on Aug. 9. In response to news that Wilson would not be indicted for the incident, they joined a nationwide event that used silence to shout that black lives like Brown’s matter.