A walk out and die-in was held this afternoon at Hamilton College in protest of the no-indict decision in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City.

Students walked out of class and gathered in the center of campus where they held signs and chanted before staging the die-in.

After opening comments from student organizer Naomi Tsegaye students chose spots on the ground, where they laid in silence for 4 and a half minutes to show support for the young men of color who have been killed by police.

Tsegaye said the protest was held to call for an end to racial profiling and police brutality.

Senior Associate Dean of Students at Hamilton Meredith Bonham says she's extremely proud of the students for organizing the rally.

Oneida Sheriff's Deputies were called to the scene to disperse the crowd and tried for several minutes, but students refused to leave the roadway.

That's when Hamilton Campus Security coordinated with state police to divert traffic around the college hill to allow the protest to continue.

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