There's been a weeks-long battle between City College of New York's (CCNY) administration and student protesters angry over the closure of the Morales-Shakur Center, a hub for left-leaning campus political activity. That battle cooled down slightly on November 22, when an attorney for two suspended students negotiated their return to campus for the spring semester. They are, however, still facing a battery of criminal charges that could land them in prison for up to a year.
Image via Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee Khalil Vasquez, left, and Tafadar Sourov
Tafadar Sourov, 19, and Khalil Vasquez, 22, were suspended and barred from campus in late October, after participating in a rowdy protest in which two people were arrested. Campus police say the crowd damaged a door while trying to get into the North Academic Center (NAC), where the Morales-Shakur center used to be, and a police corporal reported that Sourov shoved her to the ground while inciting the other students to rush into the center.More »