Former College Republican president sparks on-campus protest
James Allsup, former WSU College Republican president, sparked protests on campus when he appeared at a College Republican tabling event.
Allsup stepped down as president of the WSU chapter of College Republicans and from his state position last year after he participated in the “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. While Allsup is no longer a student at WSU and can no longer be in the club, he did partner with them to table as a representative of the group Identity Evropa.
The Southern Poverty Law Center characterizes the group as the “forefront of the racist ‘alt-right’s’ effort to recruit white, college-aged men and transform them into the fashionable new face of white nationalism,” and that they aim to intellectualize white supremacy.
Allsup, while surrounded by a group of supporters and counter-protesters, said he was initially on campus demonstrate against migrant caravans at the U.S.-Mexico border.
WSU College Republican President Amir Rezamand said the demonstration against caravans on the border was a public event and that Allsup or any other demonstrator was not invited to the event. He added that College Republicans were not in any way affiliated with Identity Evropa. He said he personally disagrees with their ideology.
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