SDSU Students Gather to Protest University's Response to Controversial Posters

Dozens gather to protest President Hirshman's response to controversial posters on campus

Dozens of students at San Diego State University (SDSU) gathered around President Elliot Hirshman’s car Wednesday evening to protest his response to controversial posters placed around campus.

The posters reportedly named specific Muslim students at SDSU as terrorists and terrorist sympathizers.

Students are now calling for President Hirshman to address their concerns.

A statement was emailed out to students by President Hirshman and Vice President Eric Rivera regarding the incident. But students say President Hirshman did not condemn the actions.

A copy of the statement was posted on Twitter by The Daily Aztec, SDSU's independent student newspaper. 

It read, in part, “First, we recognize and fully support the rights of all parties to voice their positions on political issues, whether supportive or critical. We also understand that when parties adopt a specific political position they become responsible for their actions and these actions may produce criticism.”

The Daily Aztec
Statement emailed to SDSU students regarding controversial posters

President Hirshman did step out of the car to speak to the student protestors.

When NBC 7 San Diego reached out to SDSU for reaction to the protest, Chief Communications Officer Greg Block said the university did not have a statement.

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