LA Tech students post political signs, campus police respond to conflict

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RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Several strong feelings being expressed today across the country, and here locally at Louisiana Tech, for Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

Courtesy: Nick Smith

Early Friday morning, students posted a large sign on a brick wall outside the student center on campus, which says, "Trump may be president, but hope, equality, peace, opportunity, justice and love still trumps hate".

"It shows that we are not apathetic. It shows we actually want to have these hard discussions, be forward and unite," Nick Smith, a senior political science major, said.

Smith is one of several students who posted the sign. He says it was meant to start conversations, but instead, it started controversy with other students, one of which posted a sign in response which read,"Make America Great Again". It's a move Caressa Winkler says wasn't needed.

"It wasn't against Trump, it was to bring an inclusion of everyone," Winkler said.

Students say once campus police arrived, the conflict was resolved quickly, but the signs were taken down.