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October 23, 2017
Nebraska News
Nebraska News
Lincoln students rally in support of "Jena Six"
Students rally at UNL in support of the "Jena Six." FRED KNAPP
(NET Radio) - About two dozen students staged a silent rally Thursday afternoon on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in support of the so-called "Jena Six." The group of black teenagers in Louisiana is charged with beating a white classmate. Civil rights leaders accuse authorities of being overly aggressive in prosecuting black students, while being lax on the white teens. The rally was meant to coincide with demonstrations in the small town of Jena, Louisiana Thursday. Racial violence between black and white students broke out there last year after white students hung nooses in a tree on their high school campus.
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