Nov 7, 2012
Shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning a disturbance started near the center of the University of Mississippi campus, where students gathered to protest the Tuesday night re-election of President Barack Obama.
Initial reports on Twitter labeled the gathering as a “riot,” but observers said it was simply angry students assembled in protest.
Students were heard shouting racial epithets about Obama and African Americans in general.
Police were called to the scene and the crowd broke up around 12:30 a.m.
A dispatcher with the university police department said he could not release any details on why police were called to campus.