Monday, January 18, 2010

Arrested Development

University of Michigan student Yousef Rabhi, 21, stands in front of the School of Natural Resources and Environment building on campus where he attends several of his classes. Rabhi is running for a seat on the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners. It wasn’t until after he was arrested for participating in a protest in U-M President Mary Sue Coleman’s office during his freshman year that Rabhi decided to formally get involved in politics. Rabhi and 11 members of a campus group called Students Organizing for Labor and Economic Equality staged a sit-in in Coleman’s office demanding that the university strengthen its code of conduct for apparel suppliers. Rabhi and the other protesters were arrested after refusing to leave the building when it closed.

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