‘Occupy Colleges’ movement urges students to walk out of class


On Wednesday, college students were encouraged to join.

The group Occupy Colleges was asking students to walk out of their classes at noon to protest on campus or join a local movement such as Occupy Wall Street or Occupy LA.


Protesters gathered in McPherson Square in Washington to take part in Occupy DC, a growing movement against corporate greed. (Katie Rogers/The Washington Post)

So far students at more than 75 schools have agreed to participate, according to the group’s Web site. The list is composed largely of New York schools, large state schools across the country and several community colleges.

To see what happens, you can follow the organizing group on Twitter, @OccupyColleges, or the hashtag #OccupyColleges. I also recommend following @StudentActivism, an account run by Angus Johnston, a historian who studies student activism and student government.

Are students walking out of class on your campus? Tell me on Twitter, @wpjenna.

Jenna Johnson is a political reporter who is covering the 2016 presidential campaign.

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