Almost 200 people at Temple University took part in demonstrations protesting the deaths two black men - Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. - at the hands of white police officers.
Organized by Temple students, the protests consisted of die-ins, in which demonstrators laid prone for 4 minutes, 30 seconds to symbolized the 4 hours and 30 minutes Brown's body was left outside after he was killed. They took place on Liacouras Walk, and near the Paley Library and the Howard Gittis Student Center, with the first one at 12:25 p.m.
The protests ended with prayers for the families of Brown and Garner, and Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was killed last month by a Cleveland police officer after receiving reports of an armed brandishing a gun, which turned out to be an air pistol, at a city park; and Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old killed during a confrontation with a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla., in February 2012. - Sofiya Ballin