Protesters from Yale University fielded one of the biggest demonstrations New Haven has seen, chanting "Black Lives Matter" outside the courthouse, in sympathy with the victims of police the students believe should have been indicted.
Earlier, hundreds of students had stepped onto the pavement in front of Yale Law School. They lay down in a "die-in."
Another group had uncoiled from there three and a half blocks down Wall Street, glove to glove, in a human chain to the courthouse on Church Street.
One Yale junior who said she left the Sudan when she was 4 said there, black lives don't matter. She demonstrated here for the same reason.
"It feels strange," said Emtithal Mahmoud, "that even though we spent so much time fighting the crimes over there, in Darfur, that we have to fight the same battles here."
"It really gives us a sense of empowerment that we can actually enact change," said graduate student Kevin Brown. "You let everybody know how angry you are at the failings of the system."
Protest managers coordinated the event with police, who blocked several streets for the demonstration.
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