CUNY Students Protest “Guest Professor” General Petraeus

September 24, 2013 | Yossera Bouchtia

General David Patraeus was offered a prestigious guest professorship at the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and many of the students and faculty are not happy. Yesterday, protesters gathered with sings at Columbus Avenue and 67th Street, telling ANIMAL that they are trying to “drive out” “the war criminal.” Many also stated this is a part of a larger issue, citing ROTC and army contractors actively recruiting minority students and the general “militarization of the CUNY campus.”

There were cops everywhere, demanding that protestors and the press stay in a designated area, fenced in behind barricades. Watch the video for more. (Video: Yossera Bouchtia/ANIMALNewYork)