Purdue students participate in nationwide ‘Love Trumps Hate’ rally

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — College students are marching together nationwide to stand up for undocumented students and protest President-elect Donald Trump.

At Purdue University, students are also participating in the “Love Trumps Hate” rally.

President of the Students of Purdue Against Racism Coalition Jasmine Edison joined News 18 at Noon to talk about Wednesday’s event.

Edison said previous attempts to peacefully rally on campus were interrupted.

“We attempted to have a safe-space gathering for students of marginalized groups this past week, and we were bombarded by different preachers and different people that have come to our campus to shout flagrant and kind of violent language towards marginalized groups on campus,” Edison said.

She said rallies such as the one on Purdue’s campus Wednesday benefit a wide variety of people.

“It is very important for students of marginalized groups to understand that they can come together, generate solidarity and really promote love over all the hate that has been plaguing our country, so far,” Edison said.

Students at Purdue plan to march together until 1:30 p.m., but it is not the only location students are joining the movement. Across America, a college walkout is planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday.