How “Build the Wall” became a free speech flashpoint


MPR has a story you should read.

The innocuous campus tradition went on just like any other year — the panels were whitewashed ahead of time and student groups signed up to paint sections of the walkway — until the College Republicans started painting a message pulled from presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration proposals: “Build the Wall.” That was on Friday.

By Saturday morning, someone had scrawled “Stop White Supremacy”on the panel in gold paint, obscuring the Republicans’ three-word slogan.

It was an act of vandalism — or an act of free speech, depending on who you ask.

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