New York students protested against the SHSAT, a test that students take in 8th and 9th grade to determine their admission into specialized high schools. These tests also have a hand in New York colleges. The SHSAT primarily depletes the admission of students from poor neighborhoods, hence why many demand its abolition.
Around 150 protesters gathered in the Evanston college town in Chicago to demand the abolition of university police at Northwestern University and the surrounding residence in which its students inhabit. Around 75 heavily armed police units arrived at the peaceful demonstration, appearing as an occupying army but making no arrests.