Students rally behind UVA student Martese Johnson after bloody arrest
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Reported by the Cavalier Daily
Hundreds of students, faculty and community members attended the rally for third-year College student Martese Johnson organized by Black Dot and held in the amphitheater Wednesday night. Students used the open forum to express their discontent with the relationship between law enforcement and black people both locally and nationally. Organizers put together the rally after Johnson sustained injuries while being arrested on the Corner early Wednesday morning. Johnson is the outgoing Honor Committee vice-chair for community relations and serves on the Black Student Alliance executive board.As you've probably seen the The #JusticeForMartese hashtag is currently trending on Twitter and many of our peers are raising money for Johnson's legal expenses. See first hand pictures and videos of the event below:
UVa looking so powerful #JusticeForMartese pic.twitter.com/rGj0JLpplp — Sophie Abramowitz (@NewSoftShoe) March 19, 2015
The look in his eyes tell you everything that’s in his mind… #JusticeForMartese pic.twitter.com/L9KmWEopo3 — Wes Wyatt (@Wes_Shard) March 19, 2015
Students marched at #VCU tonight, in solidarity with #UVA students rallying for #MarteseJohnson. pic.twitter.com/8PTlHEVEjL — NBC12 WWBT Richmond (@NBC12) March 19, 2015