Grad student arrested at city protest
Khadijah White could not receive her Women of Color at Penn award on Friday
March 17, 2012, 1:13 am·
Communications doctoral student Khadijah White was arrested in a protest Thursday and spent a day in police custody.
White could not attend at Women of Color at Penn award ceremony on Friday, where she won an award that recognizes individuals who increase respect for women of color at the University. White’s friend Maryan Soliman, a Penn graduate student in History, accepted White’s award on her behalf.
On Thursday, White was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment in front of the Municipal Services Building in Center City.
She was among many protesting the city’s Department of Public Health and Mayor Michael Nutter’s policy requiring licenses and training for organizations and people distributing food to the public. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, White was the only one arrested.
White was released Friday without bail on recognizance. Under the conditions of White’s release, she is required to comply with all further legal proceedings. An arraignment is scheduled for April 16.
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