Penn State University
Twenty-six people protesting the Pennsylvania State University’s response to recent racist death threats were arrested Saturday afternoon in Beaver Stadium at the start of the Blue-White game.
Criminal complaints will be filed against the protesters, who will be charged with criminal trespass, according to the Penn State Department of Public Information. The charges have yet to be filed and the protesters were released, but a Penn State Police Services spokesman said the protesters would receive summons by mail.
Thirty students ran to the 50-yard line, sat and protested.
The group was protesting the university’s response to death threats that have been mailed to black leaders, athletes and athletes’ parents since October.
The protest was held because students know that their colleagues are in danger and the University is doing nothing to stop or even acknowledge the threats.
Federal officials denied journalism students who write for the newspaper in Terre Haute the right to cover a story that happened within five miles of their campus.
A local school paper, The Indiana Statesman, allowed two student reporters to join their paper in order to cover the event.
The reporters wanted to write about the execution of Timothy McVeigh. The journalism students do not want to witness the execution; they just want to be allowed on prison grounds.
Both papers were denied to cover the event because they are not considered actual papers. To be a recognized newspaper means that there is a price for the paper, the paper has to be delivered by mail or recognized by the U.S. Postal Service and the story has to be viable.
“Young people are always protesting everything. We cannot live without capitalism and globalization. It’s something natural. It’s the way life works,” commented Anik Bonoit, a student and protester.
Students attempting to study for finals at Universit