In Cleveland, students at Case Western Reserve University are protesting the administration’s plan to house nearly 2,500 police officers and National Guardsmen in campus dorms during the Republican National Convention next week. Students say the plan puts their own safety at risk, in light of the recent fatal police shootings of African Americans Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
Case Western Reserve University student: “There is an essential shutdown of all buildings. All employees are asked to stay home. Students are being essentially evacuated from campus, because Case didn’t seem to realize that housing 1,700 officers and 200 National Guards might have complicated the university’s situation quite a bit.”