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Students end occupation on SU campus, call for leadership change

The Syracuse University students who have been protesting by sitting-in at the Barnes Center on campus have chosen to end their occupation of the building.

Organizers announced the decision at 8 p.m. Thursday evening.

“Dear students, first we should all reflect on the immense progress we have made since the movement started on November 13. Over the course of the last eight days, we have cultivated an amazing sense of community and resistance through the Barnes Center occupation,” one organizer said.

The group says it is far from being done with pushing for change. It is still calling for the resignations of Chancellor Syverud, the head of Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety, the Senior Vice President for Enrollment and the Student Experience and the Associate Chief with Law Enforcement and Community Policing.

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