OXFORD, MS -
(WMC-TV) – While you were sleeping, riots were happening on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi.
According to witnesses, the riot originally started on social media and ended with 300 to 400 students protesting on the campus.
The riot blew up on social networking sites overnight. Photos were posted all over Twitter, and a video was even uploaded to Youtube.
Photos show huge group of people on the campus, some even lighting Obama-Biden signs on fire in response to the presidential election results.
We have been told some students were arrested during the riot. According to people on the scene, students were heckling one another and racial slurs were even yelled out in the crowd.
Ole Miss journalism student Margaret Ann Morgan posted to Twitter, "Onlookers say people- black, white, etc- throwing rocks at cars."
She continued, "Students of all races yelling on rebel drive. Lots of racial slurs."
Morgan also mentioned she is ashamed at what she saw and heard on her campus following the election.
However, Nicholas Carr claims no rocks were thrown and the majority of the people at the protests were there to see what was going on.
"I was there the whole time. No rocks were thrown. There was 1 sign lit on fire. For about 45 seconds," Carr said. "Mostly, it was 100s of college kids who heard the word riot and ran to take pictures and see what it was about. Again, no rocks or missiles thrown."
Action News 5 has a crew on the scene and will be reporting live throughout the morning show. Please tune in for our exclusive interviews on the scene with those who were there when it all went down. Also, keep checking with WMCTV.COM for updates.
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