MU organization protests for Martin Luther King Day

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COLUMBIA - The MU Black Law Students Association (BLSA) held a protest Monday on the university's campus. A multi-racial group of students walked into MU's Student Center and staged a "die-in" inside the bookstore. 

One student held a megaphone, leading the group in chants such as "Black lives matter" and "No justice, no peace." The group lay on the floor in the middle of the bookstore for several minutes. One member from the group then explained the protest was in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

"He did fight for equality, he fought for justice, he fought for peace," BLSA President Kayla Jackson-Williams said. "We want to spread that message because although we did go home for break, the message hasn't stopped."

Jackson-Williams said the group would march through downtown Columbia and stage die-ins all afternoon.