Protesters gathered outside a classroom in Royce Hall waiting for history professor Gabriel Piterberg, who has been accused of sexually assaulting graduate students.
Piterberg arrived at Royce Hall escorted by University of California Police Department officers. Calls for his dismissal grew louder when the protesters caught sight of Piterberg.
A statement reading ”If a tenured professor sexually harasses his students, it's abuse of power” was written on the blackboard prior to Piterberg’s arrival to the classroom.
Members of the Bruin Consent Coalition and Bruins Against Sexual Harassment camped in front of Piterberg's classroom early Monday morning.
A student enrolled in Piterberg's class entered the room, the entrance to which was surrounded by protesters.
Protesters handed out flyers to all students entering Piterberg's lecture.
Students attended Piterberg's class next to protesters, some of whom covered the windows with signs while others stood through the lecture.
Piterberg closed a door that a protester opened to distract his lecture.
Piterberg announced that he was ending the morning lecture early. Several students had already left the classroom, and the statement on the chalkboard was left untouched.
Piterberg left his class shortly after the start of lecture.
Protesters accompanied Piterberg's exit with signs accusing him of sexual misconduct.
Piterberg was escorted out of Royce Hall by multiple UCPD officers, while some protesters followed them out.
A protester celebrates the successful disruption of Piterberg's lecture.
The history department canceled Piterberg's remaining classes for the day in response to the protests. Some students accused the protesters of bluffing and continued coming to class until UCPD announced the cancellation.