University of Notre Dame Students Stage Walkout During Mike Pence Commencement Speech

Storyful Published May 26, 2017 6 Plays

Rumble A large group of University of Notre Dame graduates staged a walkout as Vice President Mike Pence took the stage at the university’s stadium to give a commcencement speech on Sunday, May 21.

An estimated 150 people, including both graduating seniors and family members, took part in the demonstration, according to the <a href="" target="_blank">South Bend Tribune</a>. The walkout was pre-planned and intended to express discontent at the Trump administration’s policies regarding civil rights, refugees and <span class="caps">LGBT</span> issues, according to a May 15 <a href=";amp;" target="_blank">statement</a> released by student activist group We StaND For.