#MillionStudentMarch leads to nationwide college demonstrations

Protesters raise their fists to celebrate Tim Wolfe's resignation during the Concerned Students 1950 protest on Monday, Nov. 9 2015, in Columbia, Mo. (Michael Cali/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Protesters raise their fists to celebrate Tim Wolfe's resignation during the Concerned Students 1950 protest on Monday, Nov. 9 2015, in Columbia, Mo. (Michael Cali/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Students across the nation staged public walkouts and demonstrations to protest rising student debt figures and demand free tuition options at the higher education level.

Demonstrators spread their demands through the social media hashtag #MillionStudentMarch.

While the main message, according to the Million Student March Twitter account, was to bring attention to student debt, affordable tuitions and raising the minimum wage to $15 for all campus employees, many campus groups also staged walkouts in solidarity with the University of Missouri student group Concerned Student 1950.

The situation at the midwestern college, which has been at the center of racial tensions and controversy that led to the resignation of its president earlier in the week, escalated Thursday when a white college student was arrested for threatening to shoot University of Missouri black students.

Here is a brief social media snap of students during the #MillionStudentMarch event.