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Man arrested after students counter-protest hate group on Towson University campus

Posted at 5:19 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 08:40:11-04

TOWSON, Md. — A man has been arrested after Towson University students rallied to counter-protest a hate group that appeared on their campus Thursday afternoon.

According to Towson University Police, officers were called to the protest held by the external group and relocated them to ensure the safety of their campus community.

A spokesperson with the university says the man had no ties to the institution and was arrested during the demonstration.

Towson University student Ana Lorenzo tweeted a video saying the hate group were men holding signs that stated “Homos are rapists” and “women belong in the kitchen.”

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Officials from the university released a statement following the incident on the campus:

TU remains committed to upholding our values toward a diverse and inclusive campus. Although many members of our community have found the messages and beliefs of these individuals to be offensive and disturbing, the strength of our community and our resolve to support each other remains resolute.

No Towson Univeristy students were charged as a result of the protest. The demonstration ended shortly after 4 p.m.

We will continue to update this story as it becomes available.