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2016 Election Education

Students Tear Down ‘Offensive’ Anti-Hillary Flyers

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

On Election Day, University of Florida students were caught on video tearing down both pro-Donald Trump and anti-Hillary Clinton posters and throwing them away at the nearest trash cans.

The incidents took place November 8 at Turlington Plaza, which is a primary free speech area on UF’s campus. No authorization or approval is needed in this area for students to post literature, but those freedoms were not respected by several students who objected to the posters.

Daniel Weldon, chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter, recorded the vandalism in a series of videos, which also show him confronting the students and demanding that they explain their actions.

After initially refusing to answer Weldon’s “terrible question,” one student eventually comes clean, admitting that she tore down the signs because “I don’t agree with it; it’s offensive.”

When another student is caught in the process of tossing one of the signs into a trash bin, she struggles to come up with an excuse for the behavior, and is eventually led away by a classmate who protests vehemently that “she has the right to tear down your signs…

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Campus Reform

Campus Reform, a project of the Leadership Institute, is America's leading site for college news.
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Our team of professional journalists works alongside student activists and student journalists to report on the conduct and misconduct of university administrators, faculty, and students.
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