Two people who drove through Wellesley College on Wednesday waving a Donald Trump flag were removed by campus security for being “disruptive” to students at Hillary Clinton’s alma mater.
Lisa Barbin, chief of the Wellesley College campus police, sent a campus-wide e-mail informing students of the incident.
“This afternoon there were reports of two disruptive individuals driving through campus in a pickup truck with a Donald Trump flag,” Barbin wrote. “We want you to know that College leadership, Campus Police, and Wellesley Town Police were informed, and the individuals were asked to leave College property without incident. As always, your safety is our first priority.”
The college did not identify the two individuals. No arrests or injuries were reported.
Clinton is a star alumnus of the elite women’s college. Students and staff gathered to watch election returns, hoping to see the former Secretary of State elected as the nation’s first female president.
Instead, they wept and prayed late into Tuesday evening that Clinton would pull out a victory over Trump, the Republican nominee.
Clinton’s stunning loss prompted Wellesley College President Paula Johnson to issue a statement, reassuring students that “women’s leadership is the surest way to change the world.”
“We must reaffirm our most deeply felt values as a community: equity, social justice, the embracing of difference, the search for knowledge based on fact, the demand for civil discourse that is inclusive while challenging in its rigor,” Johnson said in a statement posted on the college’s website.
“Through our actions, our ethics and our perseverance in the face of obstacles, we must show the world that at Wellesley we believe in a path forward for every single person, no matter your race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and no matter what country you came from, your immigration status, socioeconomic background, or political affiliation.”Travis Andersen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.