Clemson University Ends Student Occupation By SIMPLY ARRESTING THE PROTESTERS
Here’s a quick and simple way to shut down college students who think they have the right to shut down campus operations. Just arrest them.
The Daily Caller reports:
Clemson Swiftly Ends Students’ Building ‘Occupation’ With Trespassing Arrests
Students at Clemson University who refused to leave a campus building they had attempted to occupy experienced a surprise — and a bitter taste of the cruel, real world — Thursday evening when police arrested them.
The brief occupation began, as such occupations often do these days, with a set of seven demands — and seven grievances — posted by a student group called See the Stripes.
The occupiers’ motley list of demands includes a demand that the taxpayer-funded university “prosecute criminally predatory behaviors and defamatory speech” on social media. See the Stripes also seeks a multicultural center which will serve as “a safe space” for minority students and a new name for Tillman Hall, a campus building named after white supremacist Democrat Benjamin “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman. Additionally, See the Stripes members say they remain really mad because a fraternity threw a “Crip-mas”-themed Christmas party well over a year ago.
The protest began on Wednesday night on the steps of Sikes Hall, an administrative building which houses the office of Clemson’s president, James P. Clements. A small group of protesters slept in front of the building in tents and sleeping bags, according to local Fox affiliate WHNS.
Students who want to voice their concerns in a peaceful protest is one thing. Taking over a campus building is another.
It’s about time that colleges and universities started responding to these campus crybullies appropriately.