Dozens Of Black Students Removed From Trump Rally In Georgia
Around 30 black students were escorted out of a Donald Trump rally by Secret Service agents and allege the presidential candidate requested their removal before he began speaking.
According to USAToday, the students were visibly upset.
They had planned to stand in silence wearing black clothing as a symbol of the Black Live Matter movement.
19-year-old Tahjila Davis said: “We didn’t plan to do anything.They said, 'This is Trump’s property; it’s a private event.' But I paid my tuition to be here."
Video from inside Trump rally of students led out from bleachers. Courtesy Kiebbler Carter, 22, who wasn't removed. pic.twitter.com/Ubmjq492DL
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) March 1, 2016
Trump's spokeswoman Hope Hicks denied the claims that the students were removed at Trump's request:"There is no truth to this whatsoever."
Tahjila Davis, 19, says she has never felt racism at Valdosta til now.
"They said this is Trump's property. I paid my tuition to be here."
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) February 29, 2016
Tensions have been rising as the campaign goes on, and Trump has attracted controversy by not condemning an endorsement from a well-known white supremacist.
Other black students at a rally in Virginia were also escorted out earlier on Monday after they began chanting: “No more hate! No more hate! Let's be equal, let's be great!"