EAGLE ROCK — Throngs of Occidental College students have flooded into the main administration building today during a demonstration over allegations of racism and inequality on campus.
College spokesman James Tranquada said the student demonstrators are on at least two of the three floors of the Arthur G. Coons Administrative Center in the middle of the Eagle Rock campus. Students, many of whom brought books and laptops, sat in hallways and lobby areas, according to photos posted on Twitter. The occupation, as some of have described it, will last a week, one person said. Administrative offices remained opened today.
“It’s a very peaceful, respectful type of situation,” Tranquada said.
Some of the demonstrators associated with Oxy United have called for the ouster of college President Jonathan Veitch for failing to address their concerns. Veitch was out of town as the demonstration began and is not expected to return until tonight, Tranquada said.
- Oxy College students occupy admin building in diversity protest. KPCC
— m i k a (@mikachooooo) November 16, 2015
Prof. Adelaida Lopez brings Spanish class to the AGC for her students participating in the Oxy United sit-in. pic.twitter.com/0xfyC3J46T
— Occidental College (@OxyNews) November 17, 2015
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