UO’s Black Student Union, Black Women of Achievement, and allies of the Black Lives Matter movement marched from the EMU amphitheater to 13th and Agate Street on Friday, July 8 to protest the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
The two African-American men suffered fatal gunshot injuries from police, causing an uproar from the public. The footage of the shootings appeared in videos on social media.
Alton Sterling, 37, was shot by Baton Rouge police who were reportedly responding to call about an armed black man on Tuesday morning.
The next night, Philando Castile was shot by St. Paul police in Minnesota after being pulled over for a broken tail light. His girlfriend streamed the aftermath on Facebook’s live video-streaming feature. Her daughter was also in the car.
UO students and faculty have responded to this tragedy with an outpouring of anger, sadness and resignation on social media.
Here are photos from the University of Oregon protest: