While some are calling it a ‘riot’, others say it was simply a ‘protest’. Either way, students at Ole Miss weren’t too happy about Obama’s re-election last night.
OXFORD, MS -
(WMC-TV) – While you were sleeping, protests were happening on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi.
Reports originally came into Action News 5 that “riots” were brewing on the college campus.
According to witnesses, about 300 to 400 students protesting on the campus.
The demonstration snowballed on social networking sites overnight. Photos were posted all over Twitter, and a video was even uploaded to YouTube.
Photos show huge a huge group of people on the campus, some even lighting Obama-Biden signs on fire, in response to the presidential election results.
We have been told some students were arrested during the riot. According to people on the scene, students were heckling one another and racial slurs were even yelled out in the crowd.
Ole Miss journalism student Margaret Ann Morgan posted to Twitter, “Onlookers say people- black, white, etc- throwing rocks at cars.”
She continued, “Students of all races yelling on rebel drive. Lots of racial slurs.”
Morgan also mentioned she is ashamed at what she saw and heard on her campus following the election.
However, Nicholas Carr claims no rocks were thrown and the majority of the people at the protests were there to see what was going on.
“I was there the whole time. No rocks were thrown. There was 1 sign lit on fire. For about 45 seconds,” Carr said. “Mostly, it was 100s of college kids who heard the word riot and ran to take pictures and see what it was about. Again, no rocks or missiles thrown.”