COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Hundreds of people gathered at The Ohio State University on Friday night in support of students at the University of Missouri as racial tensions continue to bubble at the smaller school.
The marchers began at Hale Hall and ended up at the Ohio Union, where they staged a sit-in.
Efforts are underway at the University of Missouri to address the racial issues that led to demonstrations by students, a strike by members of the school’s football team and the resignation of two top administrators. University of Missouri system President Tim Wolfe and the top administrator of the Columbia campus, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, resigned this week.
A spokesperson from Ohio State released this statement in response to the protest and sit-in:
After attending yesterday’s event, administrators from the Ohio State Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Office of Student Life worked with students to craft a shared statement that would express support for national efforts to address bias and racism and our continued commitment to ensuring that the Ohio State community is welcoming to and inclusive of all.