A group of Coastal Carolina University students protested as a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement spoke at Johnson Auditorium Tuesday night.
Coastal Carolina Conservatives staged the protest outside while the speaker, Janaya Khan, talked to those inside the auditorium.
The group said in a news release that "the Black Lives Matter movement is characterized by its anti-law enforcement rhetoric and its' condoning of violence to further its divisive agenda."
Cody Fongemie, a student and the chairman of Coastal Carolina Conservatives, said the point of the protest was to get the group's message across inside the auditorium.
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He said the groups' efforts to reach out to Khan through the school didn't work and the protest was in reaction to that.
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