HIGH POINT, N.C. — At least eight University of North Carolina Greensboro students will participate in the “Weekend of Resistance” in Ferguson, Mo.
Dhruv Pathak helped organize an August rally on the campus of UNCG. More than 100 people backed that effort to protest against the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police.
Pathak said those participants left earlier this week and are just responding to calls for help from rally organizers in Missouri.
The group headed to Missouri will help rally for further investigation into the shooting death and keep the public attention focused on change.
“Ferguson is just one event of many that have happened around the country and have been happening for decades which in a very real way is a victimization of people of color,” said Aaron Bryant, a UNCG student.
“One of my friends who is traveling told me the distance is about 15-16 hours from here but it’s worth it because of how worthy of a cause it is and how much help is actually needed on the ground in Ferguson,” said Pathak.
Pathak estimates the total number of students from North Carolina in Ferguson over the weekend will top 50. The schedule also includes marches and panel discussions.