Hundreds of Howard University students continued a takeover of the school’s administrative building Monday, vowing not to back down until their demands are met – conditions that range from homework and class exemptions due to “mental and emotional” health issues to a plan to disarm campus police.

HU Resist, the students organizing the now five-day revolt at the D.C.-based historically black college, turned all four floors of the administrative building, including the president’s office, into an occupied “safe space,” barring any faculty or staff from entry.

The list of nine demands, sparked by a financial aid scandal, calls for the resignation of the college president and board members, as well as seven other demands – from specialized counseling to combating gentrification.

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