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“我们是来学习的,不是来送死的!”中国留学生芝大校园抗议枪支暴力

来源:21英语网
日期:2021-11-22
当地时间11月16日,以中国留学生为主的数百名芝加哥大学学生、教职员以及家长,在芝大校园举行游行集会,就24岁的中国留学生郑少雄在校园附近惨遭枪杀表示抗议,向校方强烈要求确保校园安全。

集会当天,数百人手举标语和纪念遇害者的海报,高呼“我们是来学习的,不是来送死的(We are here to learn not to die)”、"谁是下一个?(Who is next? )”、 “停止枪支暴力”(Stop gun violence)等口号。

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On November 16, hundreds of University of Chicago students protested the recent shooting death of recent graduate Shaoxiong Zheng and demanded more safety measures be put in place for university attendees.

They held handmade signs echoing their concerns: “We are here to learn not to die,” “Who is next?” “Stop gun violence.” The crowd wants to see immediate changes on campus.

除了本次集会,300多名教授也签署了一封联名信,呼吁学校采取实际行动保障校园安全。

And students are not the only ones complaining. More than 300 professors also signed a letter calling for real change.

图源:CBS视频截图

据新华网报道,当地时间11月9日下午,刚从芝加哥大学毕业的24岁中国籍留学生郑少雄在芝加哥大学校园附近人行道行走时遭遇持枪抢劫,胸部中弹,送医院后不治身亡。


 
Zheng, a 24-year-old graduate of the university's statistics master's program, was fatally shot on Tuesday, Nov. 9, on the University of Chicago campus just before 2 p.m. CT, according to the Chicago Police Department.

当地时间18日,中国驻美国大使秦刚用中英双语发推称,对此深感震惊,并敦促美方将凶手绳之以法。



据美国广播公司(ABC)报道,嫌犯阿尔顿·斯潘(Alton Spann)现年18岁,已被指控一级谋杀、持武器抢劫和非法使用武器的罪名。11月9日,他枪杀郑少雄后逃走,将抢来的电子产品卖得约100美元。

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown announced on Nov 12 that Alton Spann, 18, has been charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon in Zheng's death.

After allegedly committing armed robbery and murder, police said Spann pawned his victim's stolen electronics for just $100.

据《芝加哥论坛报》报道,该起事件发生后,芝大学生很快联合起来,在当地活动人士和学生团体的帮助下,列出了一份对学校的要求清单,并组织了这次抗议集会。


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Following the shooting of Zheng, students quickly banded together with help from local activists and student groups to come up with a list of demands for the university and to organize the rally.

参与本次集会的23岁芝大博士生大腾(音)表示,在美国的中国人向来在政治上不活跃,“但这次我们真的希望能被听到。”

他表示,自己现在无法再告诉中国的学生在芝加哥学习是安全的。“下一个被枪杀的可能是人群中的任何人。我们现在就需要用行动来制止暴力。”

Da Teng, a 23-year-old doctoral chemistry student, said that Chinese people in America are traditionally known for being more politically inactive. “But we really want to be heard this time,” he said.

Teng said he can no longer tell students back in China that it is safe to study in Chicago.

“The next one to be shot could be anyone in this crowd,” Teng said. “We need actions right now to stop the violence.”


图源:CBS视频截图

据《芝加哥论坛报》报道,包括郑少雄在内,从今年1月至今,枪支暴力导致的惨剧已夺走三名芝加哥大学学生或应届毕业生的生命,其中两名为中国籍学生。

今年1月,芝加哥大学30岁中国籍在读博士生范轶然在校园附近公寓的停车场内,无辜遭枪手射击不幸去世。

今年7月,芝加哥大学20岁本科生马克斯·刘易斯结束在芝加哥城区的实习后,返回学校时在地铁车厢中被流弹击中,几天后不治身亡。


图源:CBS视频截图

Zheng is the third U. of C. student or recent graduate fatally shot this year in Chicago.

Back in January, 30-year-old Ph.D. student Yiran Fan, 30, was shot and killed when Jason Nightengale went on a killing spree from the South Side of Chicago to Evanston. 

In July, 20-year-old Max Lewis died three days after he was fatally struck by a stray bullet while riding on the Green Line.

多起事件发生后,当地糟糕的安全形势令人担忧,政府与校方的安保力度,也引发广泛质疑。

据哥伦比亚广播公司(CBS)报道,芝加哥大学发言人16日表示,他们已增加大学警察巡逻,并正在与市政府合作制定安全策略。学校将尽快为学生提供最新消息,以便与教职员工讨论安全问题。

Spokespeople for the university said they have increased University of Chicago police patrols and are working with city officials on safety strategies. 

They also said late Tuesday that they will have an update for students to talk about safety issues with staff soon.

据海外网报道,在芝加哥工作的华人张沛雨女士表示,芝大校园和整个芝加哥市的治安问题严峻,亟待解决。她参与组织这次集会,就是希望中国留学生枪击遇害案,不仅仅被中国人、在美华人和亚裔群体所关注,而是能引起全芝加哥重视,从而推动当地政府出台相关政策和保护措施,提升民众安全感,因为“治安问题和每个人息息相关”。

综合来源:芝加哥论坛报,CBS,福克斯新闻网,海外网,新华网

 
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