Black Cornell University students were allegedly taunted with references to Trayvon Martin and attacked with bottles by fellow students. The incident occurred at the Sigma Pi fraternity house near campus. As black students passed, alcohol bottles and other objects were thrown from a balcony as individuals yelled, “Come up here, Trayvon.” The Cornell Daily Sun reports:
Cornell Chief of Police Kathy Zoner confirmed that people were “reportedly making racial references” and throwing bottles from the roof of Sigma Pi. She added that she could not disclose more information because the investigation, which is being led by Ithaca Police, is ongoing.
Beverly Fonkwo ‘14 said she was walking home with a friend when, unprovoked, the group on the fraternity roof began throwing objects that landed near a group walking behind them.
When the people walking behind Fonkwo asked them to stop, the people on top of the fraternity continued to throw objects — including a Jack Daniels that landed near the group behind and an unopened beer can that landed near Fonkwo and her friend — she said.
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