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The 7 Most ABSURD Student Protests of 2016

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Written by Campus Reform

Over the past year, students have been noticeably more politically active than usual due to the election cycle. Controversial speakers spoke, posters displayed, and student groups supported various candidates.

This resulted in many protests and, ultimately, 2016 became the year of the passionate protester.

Here are the seven most outrageous student protests:

7. Students tear down anti-Hillary flyers because they ‘don’t agree’

Students at the University of Florida were caught tearing down pro-Trump and anti-Hillary posters on Election Day. When asked why they were tearing down the signs, responses ranged from “I don’t agree with it, it’s offensive,” to “I plead the Fifth.”

After another student tore down posters, she said that, “this campus should not support violence, and that is violence,” while trying to attempt to explain “the difference between free speech and actually supporting violence.”

Don’t ask us how campaign posters are violent. We’re still trying to figure it out, ourselves.

6. Code Pink students disrupt Trump speech to protest ‘horrifying’ language

In June, student protesters interrupted a campaign speech by Donald Trump, shouting “Stop trump, Stop hate.” Trump responded by labeling them “professional agitators.”

These students were members of “Code Pink” a feminist movement founded in response to the Iraq War. They claimed they were protesting “Trump’s hateful language,” adding “[w]e don’t stop talking about these people who are being harmed in war-torn regions, you know, the role that America has played in making these regions the way that they are.”

5. Brown students vandalize U.S. flags on eve of Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, a few students at Brown University eng…

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