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WATCH: Protesters interrupt DePauw president during press conference

Posted: 1:12 PM, Apr 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-18 23:12:44Z
WATCH: Protesters interrupt DePauw presser
WATCH: Protesters interrupt DePauw presser
WATCH: Protesters interrupt DePauw presser
WATCH: Protesters interrupt DePauw presser
WATCH: Protesters interrupt DePauw presser
WATCH: Protesters interrupt DePauw presser

GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Protesters at DePauw University interrupted a press conference Wednesday morning meant to discuss recent racist writings discovered on and near campus. 

After five incidents of racial slurs found across campus in the last two weeks, protesters disrupted actress Jenna Fischer's talk Tuesday night. University officials addressed the slurs and protests the following day.

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About 10 minutes into the press conference Wednesday, DePauw President Mark McCoy learned about protesters outside the doors, wanting inside. 

McCoy and the other officials allowed the protesters into the room where they chanted, "Meet our demands. We are not safe." 

For about 20 more minutes, McCoy and the group discussed the incidents, and what the university is doing to stop them from happening in the future.

"We are all together addressing every issue that has happened on this campus," McCoy said. "We are committed to addressing these issues. DePauw has made so many efforts to address this and has still fallen short."

McCoy eventually became visibly frustrated by the interruptions from the crowd. 

Watch the full press conference, protest and discussion in the video below. Warning: Profanity

 

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