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College Republicans Leader Assaulted at Charlottesville Vigil for Wearing Conservative Hat

College Republicans Leader Assaulted at Charlottesville Vigil for Wearing Conservative Hat

BY GREG PIPER - ASSOCIATE EDITOR •THE COLLEGE FIX
 

‘Choking me by my camera strap,’ thrown into the road

White nationalism is starkly opposed to the conservative vision of treating all people as individuals rather than identity groups.

Therefore, it was no surprise that a conservative student went to a vigil in memory of the young woman who was killed by a driver that plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters at Saturday’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

It didn’t matter that the downtown Syracuse vigil was hosted by the town chapter of Black Lives Matter.

Ithaca College student Caleb Slater, president of its College Republicans chapter, told The College Fix he knew he “would encounter many people that I did not agree with on most issues, but hoped that we could at least come together to combat and call out extremism in this country.”

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