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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Tensions Rise After Texas State University Students Arrested for Protesting Campus Demonstration

Posted By on Thu, May 2, 2019 at 12:45 PM

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Four Texas State University students were arrested Wednesday in connection to a rumored campus demonstration, prompting outrage on social media.

University officials told KSAT that campus security officers as well as the San Marcos Police Department arrested the students following an incident near the Quad. The student-run University Star newspaper reported that the Texas Nomads, a group not affiliated with the university, had planned to march on campus.

A Facebook page for the Texas Nomads states that the group believes "our veterans and warriors should come before refugees and illegal criminals."

The potential demonstration, as well as an expectation of counter-protests, caused university officials to order an increase in campus security. Reports indicate that the four arrested students were speaking out against the Texas Nomads. According to one tweet, some students got into an altercation with a person identified as white supremacist.
Other posts suggested that the arrested students were singled out.
According to a university official, the arrested students include Tyvonte Davis-Williams, Nazarene Freeman, Claudia Gasponi and Alejandra Navarrete. Davis-Williams faces a charge of disorderly conduct-language while Freeman is charged with interference with public duties and failure to identify. Gasponi was also charged with interference with public duties as well as resisting arrest. Navarrete was charged with providing false information and failure to identify.

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