Tensions High As Protests Continue At Depauw Over Racist Graffiti
GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Protesters at DePauw University interrupted a press conference meant to discuss recent racist writings on and near campus.
After five incidents of racial slurs written across campus in the last two weeks, protesters interrupted actress Jenna Fischer's talk Tuesday night. University officials held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the incidents and the protests.
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 inside, 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 future incidents from happening.
"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.