Prompted by notices on social media, more than 400 students gathered in front of the student union on the campus of the University of Mississippi to protest the reelection of President Barack Obama. Police quickly dispersed the crowd but another smaller group reassembled near a residence hall. An Obama campaign poster was burned at the rally and students reportedly shouted racial slurs. Two arrested were made on disorderly conduct charges.
University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, in a statement to the university community, said that “the reports of uncivil language and shouted racial epithets appear to be accurate and are universally condemned by the university, student leaders and the vast majority of students who are more representative of our university creed. All of us are ashamed of the few students who have negatively affected the reputations of each of us and of our university.”