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USA: Rally waits hours to heckle Petraeus and vows, "Every class, David!"02:04

USA: Rally waits hours to heckle Petraeus and vows, "Every class, David!"

United States, New York
September 24, 2013 at 01:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: Rally waits hours to heckle Petraeus and vows, "Every class, David!"

For the third week in a row, students and faculty from the City University of New York rallied outside of Macaulay Honors College in Manhattan to protest former CIA director David Petraeus, who is teaching a course at the college this semester. Over 200 attended and stayed for the duration of the three hours Petraeus was inside the building teaching.

Six protesters were arrested and charged with resisting arrest at the tail end of the mid-September weekly rally, which is billed "Every Week, David!". Since then, over 450 academics and graduate students have signed a letter calling for the dismissal of Petraeus.

Petraeus was the former commander of U.S. forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is teaching a class called "Are We Approaching The North American Decade?". His salary was originally $200,000 to lecture for three hours a week, but was cut following widespread outrage. Salaries for full-time professors at the City University of New York are as low a $333 per week.

The weekly demonstrations outside of Macaulay are organized by the Ad Hoc Committee Against The Militarization of CUNY. The chief organization in the committee is the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee (RSCC). The City University of New York is the largest public university in the urban United States, consisting of 24 colleges and campuses across the five boroughs. CUNY was tuition free until 1970.

USA: Rally waits hours to heckle Petraeus and vows, "Every class, David!"02:04
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USA: Rally waits hours to heckle Petraeus and vows, "Every class, David!"

For the third week in a row, students and faculty from the City University of New York rallied outside of Macaulay Honors College in Manhattan to protest former CIA director David Petraeus, who is teaching a course at the college this semester. Over 200 attended and stayed for the duration of the three hours Petraeus was inside the building teaching.

Six protesters were arrested and charged with resisting arrest at the tail end of the mid-September weekly rally, which is billed "Every Week, David!". Since then, over 450 academics and graduate students have signed a letter calling for the dismissal of Petraeus.

Petraeus was the former commander of U.S. forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is teaching a class called "Are We Approaching The North American Decade?". His salary was originally $200,000 to lecture for three hours a week, but was cut following widespread outrage. Salaries for full-time professors at the City University of New York are as low a $333 per week.

The weekly demonstrations outside of Macaulay are organized by the Ad Hoc Committee Against The Militarization of CUNY. The chief organization in the committee is the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee (RSCC). The City University of New York is the largest public university in the urban United States, consisting of 24 colleges and campuses across the five boroughs. CUNY was tuition free until 1970.