Bates students plan rally


LEWISTON — Bates students have begun organizing on Facebook to “protest police brutality.”

An event was created titled “Bates College Won’t Stand for Police Brutality” to publicize a 2 p.m. rally in front of Hathorn Hall. According to the event’s description, the demonstration is in response to “multiple instances of violence from police officers towards Bates students [which] have been recorded.”

At 11 a.m. more than 70 people had responded that they would attend the event.

A Facebook group has been created as well.