A group of about 30 Valdosta students attended a rally for Donald Trump and stood silently on the bleachers before they were removed by the Secret Service.
The students said that they had no intentions of disrupting the rally or interrupting anyone who was speaking. They were simply wearing black and standing on the bleachers in order to make a statement, according to one of the students involved. However, Secret Service agents were sent by Trump to remove them from the rally, and they were removed from the bleachers.
“I think we got kicked out because we’re a group of black people,” one of the students involved in the incident said in a video posted by USA Today. “I guess … they’re afraid we’re going to say something or do something. But we just really wanted to watch the rally. To get kicked out because we’re a group of black people … shows you how racist our own school is.”
One Valdosta student has tweeted a video of what appears to be the group in the process of being ejected from the rally.
Representatives for both the Secret Service and for Trump have not immediately responded to requests for comment about the incident.