PUC group protests for Palestine
Post-Tribune staff report November 15, 2012 4:58PM
Chris Radjenovich (left) holds a Palestinian flag as he joins fellow Purdue University Calumet students, including Amani Hamed (right), who grew up in Palestine, as they protest airstrikes in Palestine at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Ind. Thursday November 15, 2012. The campus group, Students for Justice in Palestine, will hold a larger protest on campus Monday beginning at 11 a.m. | Stephanie Dowell~Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 19, 2012 12:49PM
Purdue University Calumet students plan on staging a “die-in” protest Monday afternoon to signify the victims of the border conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territory.
Students for Justice in Palestine will hold a protest at 11 a.m. Monday in the grassy area between the Student Union and Gyte buildings.
Eighteen people have died since rocket attacks were launched from the Gaza Strip last weekend. Israel retaliated with air strikes on Wednesday and Thursday.
Sophomore Chris Radjenovich said students will hold signs and hand out fliers. At some point, a horn will sound and the demonstrators will fall as if dead from an air strike.
Radjenovich said the group is relatively new on campus, but they’ve heard speakers and screened the film “Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land.”
“We handed out fliers, which give our perspective of the two-state solution still giving the resemblance of apartheid,” Radjenovich said. “We’ve had some people who were interested, but we did have one confrontation with a man who disagreed with us.”