Chalkings at Michigan Endorse Trump, Attack Islam

April 1, 2016

The University of Michigan is debating chalkings on the Diag (the central quad on campus) that mixed messages of support for Donald Trump ("Trump 2016") with messages such as "Stop Islam," "Build the Wall" and "Stop the Rape of Europe," The Detroit Free Press reported. Many of the images were posted to social media. Muslim students wanted the university to wash away the messages, but university officials said their rules permitted chalkings. The students then washed away the messages themselves, except for the "Trump 2016" message, which they said was clearly political speech and so should not be removed.

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