A group of about 30 black Valdosta State University students say that they were ejected yesterday from an on-campus Trump speech by Secret Service agents who told them that Donald Trump didn't want them in the audience.
VSU students being kicked out for absolutely NO reason before Donald Trump makes his presence. pic.twitter.com/bOwnwvCkuN
— High OCT8NE. (@UGWavy__) February 29, 2016
The students say they argued that the event was taking place in a university building, and as tuition-paying, peaceable students, they were entitled to attend it. They say the Secret Service told them, "This is Trump's property; it's a private event."
The students say they were sitting quietly together prior to the ejection.
"We didn't plan to do anything," one of the students, Tahjila Davis, 19, said. "They said, 'This is Trump's property; it's a private event.' But I paid my tuition to be here." Secret Service agents escorted the students out of the event; Valdosta police ushered them farther away from the rally.
"I don't understand why they would do something like that," she said. "I have not experienced any racism on this campus until now." Valdosta State was a whites-only campus until 1963.