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Jackson State students join nationwide walkout

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Hands Up, Walk Out; it's a nationwide movement where people across the country are walking out of schools and places of work in wake of last week's non indictment against the police officer who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson.

Monday, about one hundred students at Jackson State University took part in the peaceful protest. While JSU students were making their voices silently heard, the same message was stretched across the nation as the protest was done across America today at 12:01p.m. Students

s at JSU marched from the bookstore across campus, and stood for four minutes in silence. NAACP President for JSU, Henry Goss, says some students laid on the ground symbolizing the death of Michael Brown.

We got tape to put over our mouths because we wanted the world to see that we want our voices heard," said Goss. "Although our mouths may be duck taped you will hear our voices. That is why we have on our shirts. It says I am black excellence with the hashtag black lives matter, because we want to emphasize our lives matter."

Monday's protest was lead by the JSU NAACP.

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