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RPI protest march draws 200 students

Feb 02, 2017 6:45 am

Bethany Bump is reporting in the Times Union on the protest held Wed., Feb. 1, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in protest of anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Approximately 200 students turned out in support of immigrants, refugees and Muslims. The march began at the '86 field on campus and proceeded down the winding granite staircase known as "The Approach," and crossed 8th Street and 6th Avenue. The march attracted the attention of restaurant and business patrons along Broadway, before ending at Monument Square near River Street. The crowd included students from RPI, the University at Albany, Sage Colleges and Hudson Valley Community College. RPI has not released information on the number of students directly affected by the ban. Roughly 11 percent of undergraduate students at RPI are from other countries, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Read the full story in the Times Union.