Rutgers Student Occupation Day 2
For background information about the occupation, and a summary of its first day, check out my previous blogpost here.
UPDATE: 9:00PM: The student occupiers have left the building without arrest or (as of yet) any university disciplinary action.
The students made it through the night in the President's office in Old Queens, an administration building.
Eleven stayed the night, locked in by the police, and under constant threat of arrest and removal. Students were unable to get food, water, of medicine from the outside. Thankfully late at night via a makeshift pulley using an extension cord, students were able to get provisions (possibly including a pizza that UW students phoned in in solidarity!).
This morning the sit-in students were officially allowed food by the administration, after many chants by protesters of "let them eat!"
At noon today the students held a press conference. Check out newly-released video from the first day of the occupation: