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Dozens Arrested as UMass Amherst Students Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment

HeadlineApr 15, 2016

At University of Massachusetts, Amherst, about three dozen people have been arrested after launching a sit-in this week to demand the university divest from fossil fuels. Students launched their occupation of an administrative building on Tuesday. Hours later, UMass officials pledged to “advocate for a policy that would see the five-campus UMass system divest and prohibit direct investment in fossil fuel companies.”

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