- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Hundreds of demonstrators were rallying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to protest the arrest of a black student accused of spraying provocative graffiti messages around campus.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Thursday (https://bit.ly/1NmGHwK ) that students and faculty gathered at the statue of Abraham Lincoln and pasted a list of demands that included community control of campus police.

They later marched to occupy a library and shut down nearby intersections.

The protests come after police accused a black student of doing $4,000 worth of damage to university buildings and arrested him during class.

One note he’s accused of spraying reads, “The devil iz a white man, - God.” Protesters say the collection of graffiti represents anti-racist artwork.

___

Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide