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Gallery: Students protest Piterberg’s return

By Jintak Han

Jan. 9, 2017 7:04 p.m.

Protesters gathered outside a classroom in Royce Hall waiting for history professor Gabriel Piterberg, who has been accused of sexually assaulting graduate students.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

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.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

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.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Members of the Bruin Consent Coalition and Bruins Against Sexual Harassment camped in front of Piterberg's classroom early Monday morning.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

A student enrolled in Piterberg's class entered the room, the entrance to which was surrounded by protesters.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Protesters handed out flyers to all students entering Piterberg's lecture.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Students attended Piterberg's class next to protesters, some of whom covered the windows with signs while others stood through the lecture.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Piterberg closed a door that a protester opened to distract his lecture.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

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.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Piterberg left his class shortly after the start of lecture.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Protesters accompanied Piterberg's exit with signs accusing him of sexual misconduct.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Piterberg was escorted out of Royce Hall by multiple UCPD officers, while some protesters followed them out.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

A protester celebrates the successful disruption of Piterberg's lecture.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

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.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

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Jintak Han | Former senior staff photojournalist and news reporter
Jintak Han is a former senior staff photojournalist and news reporter who graduated in 2020. He served as an Assistant Photo editor from 2016 to 2017. Working at the Bruin through his entire undergraduate career since 2014, Han has won national recognition and numerous awards for his photojournalism. He is also known for his investigative reporting for the City & Crime beat. Han currently works as a freelance photojournalist and reporter for multiple news organizations.
Jintak Han is a former senior staff photojournalist and news reporter who graduated in 2020. He served as an Assistant Photo editor from 2016 to 2017. Working at the Bruin through his entire undergraduate career since 2014, Han has won national recognition and numerous awards for his photojournalism. He is also known for his investigative reporting for the City & Crime beat. Han currently works as a freelance photojournalist and reporter for multiple news organizations.
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