WASHINGTON – More than 100 students have been sleeping inside and outside the Blackburn University Center at Howard University, demanding student representation and better housing conditions.

The sit-in started after the self-titled “Blackburn takeover team” attended the Howard University Student Association town hall at 6 p.m. Oct. 12, where students expressed their frustrations over the absence of administration at the town hall, to which the administration had been invited multiple times.

Howard University senior Aniyah Vines, one of the sit-in organizers, said the movement goes beyond Howard University.

“Not only do we demand a housing plan, we demand a structural change at Howard. Not only do we demand structural change at Howard, we demand structural change in America,” Vines said.