University replaces final exam with anti-Trump rally

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A professor at Arizona State University (ASU) gave her human rights class a free pass on the final exam when it chose to organize an anti-Trump rally, instead.

Angeles Maldonado, a professor covering Global Politics of Human Rights at ASU, let her students choose between taking a final exam or holding an anti-Trump rally.

“The class decided that as a group project they wanted to make their voices heard about the issues that are affecting them today. So, instead of just reading about the human rights violations, they’d speak out about the current violations that are happening,” said professor Maldonado.

According to HeatStreet, 20 students decided to organize an anti-Trump demonstration because they feel the current White House administration has violated human rights.

The students held signs and formed a human wall, which the class said represented a “wall against hate.”

“This was something that we all got together and said … we would express some of the things we don’t like. So, a lot of the other people here are protesting things like immigration, immigration [bans], women’s rights, things like that,” said Alex Corella, a student in Maldonado’s class. “This is better than a final,” he added.

The protest also covered gay rights, Black Lives Matter, women’s rights, and the prison system.

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