Students Gather to Support Student Asked to Remove Kirpan in Dining Hall

September 24, 2004

Source: The Daily Californian

On September 24, 2004 The Daily Californian reported, "fifty students flocked to Crossroads Dining Commons [at the UNiversity of California, Berkeley,] last night to protest dining staff who tried to kick out a Sikh student for carrying his ceremonial dagger while eating his lunch last week. Dozens of students donned the daggers to rebuff the dining staff’s actions, which they called discriminatory and an attack on civil liberties."