- GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI; Unhappy crowd last night.
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.(See a video of the reported disturbance at the end of this story.)
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.
UPDATE: A friend forwards an e-mail sent by Ole Miss’ chancellor, who confirms the racial language at the event: