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Samantha Lewis

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UNC senior Megan Murphy looks to her friend and demonstration parter, Saveedra Forero as their arms remain locked together throughout the heat of the day on Friday, Feb. 24. The blue ribbon around her wrist reads "#RHM" a reference to the hashtag, #RespectMyHumanity that the protest had been sharing.



UNC senior Megan Murphy looks out on Polk Place on Friday, Feb. 24. As an organizer, Murphy explained that she liked to plan physically disruptive protests. “I want to make them uncomfortable,” she said. “And I want to do it in a way that makes them so angry, but also powerless, the way that I see my friends feel powerless,” she said.



Some administrators walked up the steps and asked if they were able to get through the doors, while others chose to use different entrances to the building. “Well, the people leading our University are the ones asking us if they can come through this door,” Saavedra Forero said. “I'm asking if I can come through this door,” responded Sarah Ferguson, another wheelchair user.

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