The campaign attracted hundreds of supporters to demand the UMass Foundation stop investing in top fossil fuel companies.
After being arrested Wednesday night for trespassing during a sit-in protest by the UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign, 19 students from throughout the Five Colleges were arraigned Thursday, bringing the total number of arrestees to 34.
After thirty-four arrests and three days of protesting, Divest UMass continues to fight for fossil fuel divestment.
Wednesday’s arrests make for a total of 34 when added to the 15 students arrested Tuesday following a sit-in protest at Whitmore Administration Building.
Police arrested 15 students in connection with UMass Divest’s sit-in at Whitmore Administration Building Tuesday night.
The event, which organizers hope will spur future student activism, will demand liquidation of student debt, $15 minimum wage and tuition-free higher education.