OSU Coalition for Black Liberation held a memorial yesterday afternoon for recent victims of police shootings. Included on the list was Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somalian refugee that recently attacked Ohio State students last week before being shot by a campus police officer.
From the student newspaper The Lantern:
OSU Coalition for Black Liberation, the organization that planned the event, has been reading from the list of names since October and has added names each week. On Wednesday, it wanted to address last week’s events specifically, and the fallout it had on minority communities.
“We broadened the scope of what today was supposed to be, to talk about the aftermath of what happened on the 28th — to talk about what it meant for that attack to happen and also for Ohio State to be a focal point for a lot of right-wing pundits, Islamophobia and xenophobia,” said Maryam Abidi, a fourth-year in women’s, gender and sexuality studies.
According to The Lantern, “The event began with the reading of a eulogy for all those who are on the list, a reading of the individuals’ names, ages and the location of their death, followed by a moment of silence”, meaning the group was memorializing an anti-American, terrorist who harmed Ohio State University students.
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