Duke University students say they have received threats of violence after the school’s president made anti-Trump speech
A Duke University student who has received threats and was told by police she would be arrested has told the Associated Press that she has been subjected to “shameful, dehumanizing, disgusting and degrading acts.”
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Jessica Bynum said she was approached by a Duke University police officer on campus Wednesday and told she would face arrest if she did not stop a pro-Trump speaker who was set to speak at the university.
Bynum, a junior, said she did just that.
She said she asked the officer, “Where are you going?
You’re going to arrest me?”
The officer responded, “I have no choice but to arrest you,” Bynampeson said.
“I was so scared that this could happen to me.
I don’t even know what to say anymore.”
Bynamposd a video on YouTube that showed the officer asking her if she had been arrested, then ordering her to step away from him.
“I told him, ‘I am a student.
I’m not a threat,'” Bynumsaid.
“And he was like, ‘Well, I’m going to tell you where you are going to be arrested.'”
Bynumsa video, titled “Police Officer: I Have No Choice But To Arrest You,” showed the police officer telling her, “If you don’t move, I am going to handcuff you, I will arrest you.”
The Duke student said she followed the officer’s instructions and then was arrested for disorderly conduct.
“It was humiliating,” Bysam said.
The police officer who arrested Bynampsaid told the AP he was not allowed to release the video until the case was resolved, and he did not immediately return a phone message left for him Thursday.
The Duke incident comes after other universities have received calls for the arrest of anti-Donald Trump protesters and supporters.
University of California at Berkeley officials suspended the commencement of classes for its students on Wednesday after students held a peaceful march against the presidential election.