At 3 P.M., protesters supporting the Freedom Budget gathered in front of Parkhurst Hall as the occupation of President Hanlon’s office enters its second day. The protestors, claiming to be denied entry to Parkhurst by the Department of Safety and Security, decided to organize a public rally and march instead. Before the protest, various student organizations such as The Dartmouth Radical, La Alianza Latina, and Dartmouth CoFIRED sent campus-wide listserv emails publicizing the protest. Assistant Professor of History Russell Rickford also encouraged students in his course to attend the event.
At the start of the rally, demonstrators, one of which held a megaphone, chanted “What do we want? Hanlon’s response. When do we want it? Now.” They also held signs demanding that the response be “point by point.” Various students involved in the creation of the Freedom Budget subsequently delivered speeches to the protestors and onlookers and led a march around the Green and Baker-Berry Library. When the march was completed, protesters joined in song and then dispersed around 4:30 P.M.