IU on Strike leads march across campus



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Protestors march past Ballantine and the Chemistry Building on Thursday as part of the IU on Strike movement. The strike will take place today and tomorrow throughout campus. Clayton Moore Buy Photos



Strikers congregated at the red clock tower behind Woodburn Hall at 10:30 a.m. and began marching at 11 a.m. Strikers wore red patches of felt pinned to their chests to show "solidarity for the struggle of students around the country."

Half a dozen IU Police Department officers followed behind the strikers on bike.

The strikers marched behind the Indiana Memorial Union, past the Chemistry Building, into the old Crescent, and then back to Ballantine, where they then flooded the second floor and called out for IU students currently in class to join them.

Along the marching route, students hung out of windows in classrooms in buildings above to cheer on the strikers.

The march will end where it began, at 12:30 p.m. at Woodburn Hall after a stop at the School of Education at 11:30 a.m.. At 1 p.m., they will be marching to the Board of Trustees meeting, followed by a "block party" at 2:30 p.m. on Forrest Avenue between Ballantine and Woodburn.

— Hannah Smith

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Protestors march past Ballantine and the Chemistry Building on Thursday as part of the IU on Strike movement. The strike will take place today and tomorrow throughout campus. Clayton Moore Buy Photos

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