Students clash after election

Posted on Nov 8 2012 - 3:29am by Lacey Russell

Hundreds of Ole Miss students exchanged racial epithets and violent,politicized chants in response to the announcement of the re-election of President Barack Obama.

What began as an argument around midnight quickly spread across campus.

UPD responded to a fire alarm being pulled in Brown Hall as crowds gathered near
Kincannon and Stockard.

Just as all seemed to calm down, those in disagreement moved to the Grove.

UPD cleared the Grove on the grounds that it closes at midnight.
Displeased, crowds continued to grow and returned to Kincannon.

UPD responded and forcibly dispersed the crowd.

“Disperse or go to jail,” UPD officers said.