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White Ole Miss students mock black pro-Palestine protester with monkey gestures and ‘Lizzo’ chants; internet fumes

Amid ongoing protests on US campuses, the University of Mississippi on Thursday witnessed an ugly incident when pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian students clashed with each other.

In the video, one of the white men on the Ole Miss campus can be seen mocking the black protester by making gestures and monkey noises at her during the confrontation.(X)
In the video, one of the white men on the Ole Miss campus can be seen mocking the black protester by making gestures and monkey noises at her during the confrontation.(X)

A black protester, who supported Palestine, faced racist taunts from a group of white pro-Israel protesters.

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As the woman filmed dozens of protesters on campus, some men were heard constantly belittling her weight. They even hurled insults and shouted “Lizzo” to make her point.

Republican Rep. Mike Collins shared a video of the incident and appeared to approve of the rude behavior, captioning it: “Ole Miss taking care of business.”

In the video, one of the white men can be seen mocking the black protester by making monkey gestures and noises at her during the confrontation.

Annoyed by the shouts and insults they threw at her, the woman pointed her finger at them.

As he continued filming from closer, a security guard intervened and asked him to return to his side.

Afterwards, the woman was led away in front of the glowering audience, and cries of “lock her up” echoed throughout the courtyard.

The University of Mississippi denounces the incident

In contrast to Collins’ statements, Ole Miss denounced the incident as “inappropriate” and “offensive.” “At Thursday’s demonstration on our campus, statements were made that were offensive and inappropriate. “Any action that violates university policy will be met with appropriate actions,” the University said in a statement.

Police were present at Ole Miss during the protest. However, no arrests were made as the atmosphere at the demonstration was largely peaceful.

Meanwhile, former US President Donald Trump released an ad depicting the University of Mississippi incident.

Internet criticizes Mike Collins: “You are racist”

Several X netizens reacted to the embarrassing incident, with many criticizing Mike Collins for supporting the rebellious behavior of white men.

“Thank you for confirming that you are a huge racist piece of shit,” wrote one X user.

“You are a racist disgrace to America,” another commented while demanding his resignation.

“You are behind calling black people monkeys,” a third user chimed in.

The fourth user added: “Mike Collins condones and promotes racism. You are as disgusting as they are!

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The altercation occurred when a large group of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered to denounce the Israeli bombing of Gaza following the October 7 attacks on its territory.

Protesters demanded that the university disassociate itself from companies that profit from the war between Israel and Hamas and be open about its ties to Israel.

So far, police have arrested more than 2,000 protesters at universities across the United States.