KU students respond to white supremacist fliers with protest

'We are here to fight it every step of the way'

MAXATAWNY TWP., Pa. - Chants and cheers could be heard on the campus of Kutztown University on Thursday.

"We organized a resistance that is hopefully built to last," said protest organizer Maggie Stange.

Dozens of students are protesting a white nationalist group that plastered fliers across campus.

"This is our reaction to that," said student Jeremy Griffin, "a united front saying we will not be having that on our campus."

The fliers were posted in an attempt to recruit students for a white nationalist group called Identity Evropa. According to the group's social media pages, it is connected to the white supremacist movement.

The posters were quickly taken down across campus and some professors even offered extra credit to students who turned them into art or something positive.

"We are going to resist these attacks and we are going to keep moving forward," said AdanJesus Marin of 'Make the Road Pennsylvania.' 

Students marching said the hateful fliers they found on campus had the opposite effect. It did not tear them apart; it only brought them closer together.

"As a community, we do not stand for bigotry and racism," said Stange. "We are here to fight it every step of the way."

Some students said they are hoping this is not the end of the conversation

"Whether or not this is a movement or a moment, that's the question," said Griffin "This was a moment, but hopefully it will get turned into a movement."

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