Megan Sims, who tweeted the image on Wednesday, told Mother Jones that Howard University freshmen were already gathered for a meeting when they decided they "needed to respond to the Mike Brown issue."
Powerful picture we took today at Howard University #Ferguson #MikeBrown #MyaWhite #DONTSHOOT pic.twitter.com/ttdVg33n5w
— Megan Sims (@The_Blackness48) August 14, 2014
The university then promoted the image on its Facebook page.
"We are proud of our students who have united peacefully to show they will not stand for the senseless violence anymore. Thank you to the Howard University Student Association for leading and organizing this display of solidarity. #HandsUpDontShoot," the school said in the message.
Saadiq posted a larger image to his Instagram account, according to Yahoo.
This post has been updated.