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UC Davis Medical Students Die-In

Nick Ut / AP

Protesters lie down on a street in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old.

Nick Ut / AP

UC Davis Medical School Students will be staging a “die-in” Wednesday afternoon to protest the failure to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The “die-in,” which consists of participants lying lifeless on the ground, will be held in conjunction with more than 50 medical schools around the country. The future health professionals are hoping the peaceful demonstration will open up a dialogue about racism and police practices in communities of color. Joining us to explain why medical students are concerned about racism and police practices in the communities they serve is medical student Lucy Ogbu Nwobodo. Nwobodo is also one of the leaders of Wednesday’s “die-in,” which will take place at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. 

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