Student "die in" at ECU protests racial injustice

Published: Oct. 3, 2016 at 2:19 PM EDT
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Some 100 ECU students participated in a "die in" on campus, protesting racial injustice in North Carolina and across the country.

The protest outside of the Mendenhall Student Center comes two days after about a dozen ECU band members knelt during the national anthem at the start the University of Central Florida game.

RESIST ECU, which stands for Relentlessly Ending Social Injustice by Solidarity and Teaching, sponsored the event. It follows a similar "die in" at UNC-Charlotte.

Protestors chanted "No justice, no peace" and "Black lives matter".

Passing students watched the protest, taking pictures. Some said the group has the right to protest, but disagreed with members of the band conducting their silent protest during the football game.