Chants of “Black Lives Matter” and “George Floyd” rang out across Sacramento yesterday as hundreds of people peacefully protested in solidarity with the protesters in Minneapolis. Our Photography Editor, Maayez Imam, captured these photos showing how the protest unfolded.
Members of the Davis community gather to peacefully protest the possibility of entering a war with Iran on January 9th, 2020. This protest was organized in light of heightened tensions following the U.S. airstrike on Iran and assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, as well as the attack on U.S. military bases in Iraq. With the Trump Administration imposing more economic sanctions, detaining Iranian-American citizens at the border, and threatening to destroy cultural heritage sites in Iran, protestors dissent further conflict with Iran. The following week, the Iranian Student Organization at UC Davis held a candlelight vigil, honoring the memory of the 176 lives tragically lost in the shooting down of Boeing 737.
Students, staff, and faculty at UC Davis come together to stand in solidarity with the protestors in India as northeast Delhi broke out into serious violence last week. With countless reports of Muslim homes burning, religious sites and common folk being brutally attacked and losing over 40+ lives, clashes between Hindus-Muslims and the police only continued through the week. With the right-wing Hindu nationalist government’s still refusing to reconsider the two new laws – Citizenship Amendment Act and National Registry of Citizens – that threaten citizenship for Muslims in India, the situation forward seems bleak. Folks came forth to fight fascism on the UC Davis campus, chanting for “Azaadi” (freedom) and the revolutionary cry “Inqalab Zinadaabad.”
Photography by Maayez Imam
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