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Watch: University Of GA Students And Staff Hold Unique “Die-In” In Protest Of School’s Planned Fall Reopening

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United Campus Workers of Georgia holds a die-in demonstration on the University of Georgia’s north campus lawn outside of the Administration Building on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, to protest UGA and the greater University System of Georgia’s decision to reopen their campuses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

More than 50 graduate students, faculty members and some family members held a silent demonstration Thursday at the University of Georgia to voice their concerns about plans by the school and the state’s university system to reopen their campuses for the fall semester amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The demonstrators laid on the grass in the midday sun for an hour — with face coverings — in front of the university’s administration building as part of a “die-in”.

The group’s demands include more COVID-19 testing and allowing any faculty members to teach remotely if they desire. The schools have options to set up their own testing plans, or to conduct testing with the help of state public health officials or community partners. Faculty currently have to get approval from their school to teach remotely.

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