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News :: Human Rights : Media : Organizing : Politics
Harvard Protests Surprise Visit by USAG Gonzales
30 Apr 2007
“He can’t just come on campus and be celebrated as a model alum, because it is clear that what he has done with his HLS law degree is improper and criminal,” - Nathan Ela
According to the Harvard Crimson, a surprise visit by HLA Alum Alberto Gonzales was not warmly welcomed. Although his visit was unannounced, as soon as he was spotted, students rallied to stage an impromptu protest. One student quickly dressed de rigeur in orange jumpsuit and black hood. They posted their report at 1:30 this morning:

As Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his classmates posed for a photo at their Harvard Law School reunion Saturday, an odd figure stood behind the photographer. A group of law students, one of whom wore an orange jumpsuit and a black hood, stood at the bottom of the steps of Langdell Hall and shouted to the other alumni to say “torture” or “resign” instead of “cheese.”

Gonzales, a 1982 graduate of the Law School, has come under fire from Democrats and Republicans alike for his role in the firings of eight U.S. attorneys late last year...

I have to applaud their diligence: once they found him, they didn't let go, in spite of his daunting security brigade that kept them at least 30 feet away from the '82 alum who stopped by for some quick photo ops:

...After the picture was taken at Langdell, the protesters followed Gonzales into the library, where he was walking around the top floor, according to Nathan P. Ela, an outgoing board member of the Law School’s Advocates for Human Rights.

When they caught up with him, about 20 students began a chant of “shame” and called on Gonzales to resign.

“He can’t just come on campus and be celebrated as a model alum, because it is clear that what he has done with his HLS law degree is improper and criminal,” Ela said.

Gonzales’ appearance at the Law School was not announced to the public, according to the protesters, who said they only learned of his presence once he had already arrived on campus. They said their demonstration would have been larger had they that he was coming earlier ...

Read the FULL STORY in the Harvard Crimson

David Roknich
Editor

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See also:
http://electromagnet.us/dogspot/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=532
http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=518628

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