Gallery: Black Lives Matter march passes through UH
September 26, 2016
Citizens gathered at MacGregor Park on Saturday to pay respects to Terrence Crutcher, a man shot to death in Tulsa on Sept 22 and Keith Scott, also shot and killed Sept 20.
After the remembrance, those present took to the streets and marched through the University of Houston’s campus with a hefty police escort followed by several police vans and mounted officers.
After holding a moment of rememberance for black men who had questionably killed by police, protesters spilled out onto Wheeler Avenue. | Thom Dwyer/The Cougar
Although on social media, the event was supposed to be run by the organization BLM Hou, the march was disavowed by the same organization that night, claiming that it had been hijacked by the Black Lives Matter Network. | Thom Dwyer/The Cougar
Along with student activists Deondre Moore and Jerry Ford, members of the People’s New Black Panther Party were present as well. | Thom Dwyer/The Cougar
Protesters marched toward Texas Spur 5 in an attempt to get to Interstate 45, however, police managed to divert them back into campus toward Wheeler Avenue right before they reached Spur 5. | Thom Dwyer/The Cougar
Several members of the American Civil Liberties Union were present at the march to make sure that protesters rights were not being infringed upon as the night went on. | Thom Dwyer/The Cougar
Throughout the night, police were doing there best to accommodate protesters during the march. Water was distributed to marchers and traffic was also directed around them when they stopped in intersections. | Thom Dwyer/The Cougar