Wellesley College and Babson College students marched from their respective campuses on Wednesday afternoon to meet in front of Wellesley Town hall for a peace/solidarity rally, where they chanted slogans such as “No more hate,” “Stand for justice, stand for love” and “This is what democracy looks like.” I estimate there were about 300 people at the rally, mainly coming from Wellesley College (including school president Paula Johnson), but also other assorted Wellesley residents.
We caught some of the action on Facebook Live:
The rally took place in response to last week’s incident in which two Babson students rolled through the Wellesley College campus the day after the election to rub Donald Trump’s victory in students’ faces. This rally wasn’t specifically election-related, though many students across the country have been protesting the election results.
A separate march/rally organized by World of Wellesley and described as family friendly is planned at the Wellesley Recreation Center at 90 Washington St., on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 3pm. The focus will be standing up for diversity and unity.
Natick, which has been investigating threatening letters sent to a resident and that contained racial slurs, is having a peace rally of its own on Wednesday night on its town common.