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Purdue University students demonstrate outside after incident with Puerto Rican student at CVS
Posted: 10:26 PM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 22:47:55-05
Purdue University students held a protest on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, after a Puerto Rican student was denied cold medicine because he had a Puerto Rican ID. <i>Purdue Exponent/Photo Provided</i>
WEST LAFAYETTE — Students gathered outside of a CVS in West Lafayette after a Puerto Rican student says he was denied cold medicine when he tried to use a Puerto Rican ID.
Jose Guzman Payano says he tried to use his ID at CVS and was told he needed a U.S.-issued license.
"A Puerto Rican license is a U.S.-issued license," Guzman Payano said to RTV6 on Saturday. "Puerto Rico is a part of the United States. It's a United States territory."
Purdue student's Puerto Rican ID not accepted to buy cold medicine
Pictures from the
showed students holding signs Wednesday evening outside of the CVS.
CVS Pharmacy publically released the following statement on Monday after RTV6's story:
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