A human rights advocacy group in Indiana called We StaND For announced last week that it would stage a walkout during Notre Dame’s graduation ceremony on Sunday as soon as Vice President Mike Pence began giving his commencement speech.
— We StaND For (@WeStandForND) May 15, 2017
On Sunday when Pence stepped up to the podium, WNDU tweeted out video of a large group of students doing exactly that, taking their belongings and peacefully and silently leaving Notre Dame Stadium.
— WNDU (@WNDU) May 21, 2017
While the students who walked out were only a small percentage of the graduates and their families who were in attendance at the ceremony, We StaND For considered the protest a victory.
With 100+ participants #WalkoutND was a wonderful success. Thank you all for the support!
— We StaND For (@WeStandForND) May 21, 2017