Students at Emerson College in Massachusetts are protesting the death of a black student who died after a night of partying.
A vigil was held Wednesday evening in front of the college where Emerson College students and faculty have been holding a memorial service for a student who was fatally shot by police in August.
The Emerson College community has held the vigil since Aug. 20, when Emerson College student De’Shaun Watson died after being found with a gunshot wound to the head, according to the university.
The vigil drew more than 1,000 people, including members of the Emerson College Black Student Coalition and the American Federation of Teachers.
The group said Watson was killed after a “violent night out” on the college’s campus.
It said the vigil was the first of its kind in the country, with no other similar protests taking place in the city.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.