FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MNCRs Statement on Campus Assault Preceding Presidential Debate

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Amanda Peterson
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The Minnesota Federation of College Republicans is deeply troubled to announce that last night a Gustavus College Republican was assaulted while walking on campus due to the Trump apparel she was wearing. This event took place before the First Presidential Debate occurred.

College campuses are meant to be places of freedom of speech and diverse opinions without fearing for one’s physical safety. In the case we saw last night on Gustavus Adolphus College’s campus, this did not seem to be the case. This is unacceptable.

We expect that Gustavus Adolphus College will come to a resolution on this issue to combat violence on campus towards students with differing opinions. Nobody, regardless of race, gender or political party, should feel unsafe because of the way they look or what they wear when they walk on campus. 

EDIT: "Assault" in this case is a direct violation of Minnesota Statute 609.224, Subdivision 1. 

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