Area students protest racism and police brutality in front of Princeton University gates

About a dozen Princeton area students and recent graduates stood in front of Princeton University’s FitzRandolph Gate and the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon Street on Monday afternoon to protest racism and police brutality. The students chanted “black lives matter” as cars passed by, and cheered as drivers honked in solidarity. The students called on others to use their white privilege to speak out against racism. By about 5 p.m., the group had grown to more than 30 people.

Another protest organized by Choose is planned for 5 p.m. on Tuesday in front of the university on Nassau Street. Choose was founded by two Princeton High graduates to promote racial literacy.

Photos by Krystal Knapp.