Students reportedly took a College Republicans chapter’s signs at a California State University campus, saying they were “inaccurate.”
The incident occurred at California State University, Chico, where some of the signs were allegedly taken while another sign was said to have been destroyed. CSU Chico’s College Republicans Executive Director Michael Curry said the signs claimed three liberal council candidates “want to raise gas prices” and “ignore [the] homeless problem,” Campus Reform reported Monday.
Curry told The Daily Caller News Foundation over Facebook messenger the incident happened on “Tuesday Election Day,” which was on Nov. 6.
Curry is heard asking the women what they were doing with the signs originally in the ground, according to video footage obtained by Campus Reform.
One of them replied, “We’re taking them — ” while another interrupted and agreed, adding, “Yeah, this is so inaccurate.”
The girls said they were moving the signs after Curry told them they were not allowed to take them out due to free speech rights.
“Why are you allowed to rip ’em [signs] out of our hands?” one of the girls asked Curry.
“They are our signs, not yours — ours,” Curry said.
Some other students also told the girls the College Republicans had the right to place the signs on campus.
Another woman in a separate incident allegedly threw the organization’s sign, Campus Reform reported. (RELATED: Florida Student Who Allegedly Threw Chocolate Milk On Students At College Republicans Event Charged With Battery)
She allegedly tried to grab Curry’s phone to push it away.
Curry told TheDCNF he is in the process of filing a report and that there were “no consequences as of now for the students.”
“I hope with the hardships our community is going through currently we can look past partisan politics and work together to get through this challenging time,” Curry said to TheDCNF.
The Chico City Council candidates backed by liberals were Alex Brown, Scott Huber and Rich Ober, according to the Chico Enterprise-Record.
“The events of the election are now behind us,” Chico State Republicans said to The DCNF. “In light of the recent disaster affecting a large portion of Butte County, we have no comments on election day activities at this time.”
The school is located about 90 miles north of Sacramento, California. The Northern California area has been hit with the Camp Fire, a deadly wildfire that has destroyed more than 6,700 buildings.
CSU Chico did not immediately respond to TheDCNF’s request for comment.
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