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Virginia Tech President’s Speech Shouted Down

October 2, 2017

Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands’ second “State of the University” address was met with protests from students calling for the firing of a professor.

“President Sands! Why do you employ a white supremacist?” a student shouted, according to The Roanoke Times. Other students then unfurled a banner reading “Nazis get off our campus,” and shouted and chanted during the remainder of his speech.

“We have spent a month talking to administration, asking them where are our answers,” a protester told The Times. “We haven’t had any action and we felt like the student body and the campus community had a right to know.”

Students were escorted out by security. The specific complaints against the professor -- and who the faculty member is -- were unclear.



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