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A group of college students chanted “Karl Marx” and “socialism” while celebrating President Obama’s electoral victory in front of the White House late Tuesday night, a video shot by Campus Reform reveals.
The raucous group of students chanted “Karl Marx, Karl Marx, Karl Marx,” and cited abortion, socialism, and “Obama phones” as reasons for their support of President Obama’s second term.
Those students were among thousands from colleges across Washington, D.C. who spontaneously gathered in front of fences around the north lawn of the White House to celebrate President Obama’s election victory.
Students present at the rally told Campus Reform that they were supporting the President for a variety of reasons.
“Obama phones,” said an unidentified student. “Everyone is getting a f**king Obama phone.”
Another concern for many of Obama’s college supporters was gay rights.
“I don’t want to be a second class citizen...because I’m gay,” he told campus reform.
WATCH (WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE): Students chant for "Karl Marx" and more "socialism" in front of White House to celebrate President Obama's reelection Tuesday night
Immigration was another major issue among college students at the rally. A large contingent of DREAM Act supporters rallied in the back of the crowd. The supporters chanted “DREAMERS” and held signs with the phrases “Keep Families Together” and “Support the Maryland DREAM Act.”
One unidentified Georgetown undergraduate stated she voted for Obama because “Immigration means a lot to me and I want the DREAM Act to pass.” She continued “young people deserve the opportunity to be whatever they want to be.”
Another student who supported the DREAM act claimed “I’m out here because Obama was reelected. It’s great to have change to move forward.”
One student from Howard stated she couldn’t vote for Romney because “I can’t support someone who wants to take away financial aid.”
After midnight, cars crowded the roads and honked their horns while supporters crowded the sidewalks of Northwest Washington D.C. Students cheered “Obama” while others carried large flags emblazoned with the iconic Obama “O” symbol.
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