Harvard Heat Week: Divest Harvard expands action to blockade both Massachusetts and University Hall

Divest Harvard expanded its sit-in early Tuesday morning by blocking administrators’ access to all six entrances of University Hall, while maintaining the currently blockaded three doors of Massachusetts Hall. The blockades aim to further escalate pressure on Harvard to divest from fossil fuels companies by stopping business as usual where the President works.

This escalation comes in the wake of a successful first day of Harvard Heat Week where Divest Harvard shut down Massachusetts Hall with the support of 250 students, alumni, staff and faculty members. Alumni staged their own action at the Harvard Alumni Association’s office, pledging to withhold donations until Harvard divests. Twelve alumni remained there Monday overnight.