UA’s Student Government Discourages Students From Protesting Against Trump
The University of Alabama’s Student Government Association is threatening to confiscate reserve seating from student groups who protest against President Donald Trump at Saturday’s game against LSU, according to Alabama Local News.
President Trump’s visit to the game prompted the vice president of Student Affairs, Jason Rothfarb, to warn that disruptive activities would carry consequences in a letter to the student body.
“Any organizations that engage in disruptive behavior during the game will be removed from block seating instantly for the remainder of the season,” he wrote.
After facing immediate online backlash, he issued a follow-up statement which was published via social media:
“Some have misinterpreted my comment regarding “disruptive behavior”...By disruptive behavior, we are asking students to be respectful to all students and staff and avoid altercations. My email has nothing do with anyone’s First Amendment rights and I am sorry for any confusion. Please express yourself and especially your pride for the Tide.”