Hofstra students hold dueling protests over Jefferson statue
- Conservative students at Hofstra University held a counter-protest Friday as other students clamored for the removal of a Thomas Jefferson statue from campus.
- The statue's defenders repeatedly called for respectful dialogue between the two groups, only to be met with jeers from the anti-Jefferson crowd.
Hofstra University students held dueling protests Friday over whether or not to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from in front of the campus student center.
In the weeks leading up to the protests, students from both sides of the issue created opposing petitions for and against removing the statue. As of press time, the petition for removing the statue had approximately 950 signatures, while the petition against had more than 1,200.