LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A UL-Lafayette student claims she was attacked by Trump supporters and turns out that story was made up and now students are speaking out and sending positive messages promoting unity and peace on campus.
since the election, tensions have been high across the nation stirring up controversy even here at home.
Wednesday a student claimed she was physically attacked by two men, one wearing a Trump hat. She said they struck her with a metal object, removed her hijab and stole her wallet.
“That’s terrible if it was racially provoked, racially fueled because we are in America everyone should be considered equal this is our country we have diversity everywhere,” said Robine Gonzalez, a UL-Lafayette student.
Police investigated and determined it was all a lie.
“But the fact that she would come up with these lies just to stir up this pot even more as I said in the first place is just sad,” said Kyle Salazar, a UL-Lafayette student.”If you’re fabricating that that’s actually going to get somebody else angry and they might just go and say oh since you fabricated that I’m going to do it now,” said Gonzalez.
“If you’re fabricating that that’s actually going to get somebody else angry and they might just go and say oh since you fabricated that I’m going to do it now,” said Gonzalez.
Now with more than six thousand shares on facebook and several national newspapers reporting the story students are worried about the message the university is sending to our nation.
“It’s making our university look bad which is not true at all University ofLouisiana at Lafayette is an amazing university. I love it here,” said Salazar.
Many students are fed up with the hate.
“It’s very important to come together now especially after the election we need to be united not separated,” said Gonzalez.
But now one day after the fabricated attack messages of hope are splattered across campus.
“There’s only one way that we are going to get through this together and that’s prayer,” said Salazar.
“You are loved” is just one of the messages students are sharing, a message students hope will spread faster than the made up story, a message they hope is heard around the world.
“We need unity at this time because as soon as we can come together then we can have peace and hope that can follow.”