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More than twenty UC Irvine Black Student Union members silently locked arms yesterday on Ring Road near the school's flag pole plaza, stretching the width of the main thoroughfare on campus to show solidarity with their black counterparts at the University of Missouri. Protests erupted at Mizzou after a series of racist incidents boiled over in frustration. Black football players led calls for boycotting future games if student demands hadn't been met, a move helping sack University of Missouri system President Tim Wolfe, who resigned.
UCI students joined in a nationwide day of actions across campuses forming a line of their own. "As a Black Student Union and political organization, it's our job to intervene," Sandra Johnson, BSU co-chair at UCI, told the Weekly. "Even though it's not us personally, it can be one of us any day." More »