Group pickets in support of SIU graduate students

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A group of people picketed in support of graduate students at Southern Illinois University.

A handful of people gathered on SIU Carbondale campus Tuesday afternoon.

AN IEA representative about the event regarding health insurance for 1,700 students.

"Well most people think that they have a health insurance plan.  They don't," said Jim Clark, IEA representative. "They're not regulated by the federal or state government.  This is totally owned by the university.  It could be changed tomorrow to make it better for all students at SIU-Carbondale."

The event was held in front of Anthony Hall.

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