Student protesters at the University of Missouri asked white supporters to leave Wednesday night in order to create a “black only healing space.”
Steve Schmidt, an activist who was at the protest, tweeted that the Concerned Student 1950 group was “asking white allies to leave.”
— Steve Schmidt (@_SteveSchmidt_) November 12, 2015
Prominent Black Lives Matter activist Johnetta Elzie seemingly confirmed those with Caucasian skin were asked to leave the area, tweeting that the group had created a “black only healing space for the students to share, decompress, be vulnerable & real.”
— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) November 12, 2015
KOMU-TV reporter Jared Koller tweeted that white individuals were in another group upstairs.
— Jared Koller (@J_Koll) November 12, 2015
Mark Kim, another reporter for KOMU who was at the scene, told TheBlaze that he spoke with some people around the area and confirmed white individuals had formed a separate group upstairs.
“White allies are upstairs in their own breakout group,” he said in a tweet.
The news comes after the Concerned Student 1950 group had blasted the “white media” earlier this week for not “respecting black spaces.”