Friday, December 1, 2006
A campus discussion about illegal immigration turned violent Thursday evening, when protesters clashed with the MSU College Republicans and Young Americans for Freedom, who sponsored the event. MSU police were dispatched to the event after an employee of the law college called the department, MSU police Sgt. Brian McDaniel said. "About 10 to 20 protesters disrupted the event," he said. "We believe they were responsible for pulling the fire alarm." Protesters said they came to show their opposition to controversial Republican congressman Tom Tancredo, of Colorado, who spoke at the event. Before Tancredo arrived and while the event was being set up, protesters gathered on the fourth floor of the law college with signs that read "Ignorant Racist." Click here for more.