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Drexel Students Occupy Provost’s Office, Demand Reinstatement Of ‘White Genocide’ Prof

Drexel University students occupied their provost’s office Thursday and demanded the reinstatement of a communist professor known for his “all I want for Christmas is white genocide” remark.

Students and supporters of politics professor George Ciccariello-Maher occupied provost M. Brian Blake’s office as the latest act in a steady stream of support for the professor since his October ban from campus.

After the October Las Vegas massacre, Ciccariello-Maher tweeted that “white people and men are told that they are entitled to everything. [The Vegas massacre] is what happens when they don’t get what they want.”

Drexel subsequently placed the professor on leave, citing threats. The university has since permitted Ciccariello-Maher to teach his courses online, but will not let him come back to campus. (RELATED: Prof: Vegas Massacre ‘Is What Happens When’ White People Don’t Get What They Want)

Blake informed the students that they had the right to protest and one student said he wanted the school to “uphold academic freedom, academic rights, and to reinstate [the professor].”

One student asked Blake whether he believed donors had pulled out of Drexel because of Ciccariello-Maher’s statements.

“I’m assuming they have,” replied the provost.

students say they are not leaving until @ciccmaher is fully reinstated pic.twitter.com/oSZrsoyUOG

— Joshua Scott Albert (@jpegjoshua) November 16, 2017

“LOL,” said Ciccariello-Maher to The Daily Caller News Foundation, when reached for comment.

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