Black students escorted out of Valdosta State Trump event in Georgia.

Group of Black College Students Ejected From Trump Rally in Georgia

Group of Black College Students Ejected From Trump Rally in Georgia

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March 1 2016 9:18 AM

Group of Black College Students Ejected From Trump Rally in Georgia

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From the Des Moines Register/USA Today video.

Screenshot/Des Moines Register

A group of black students was asked to leave a Donald Trump event on the campus of Valdosta State University in Georgia on Monday night in an incident recorded (in part) by a Des Moines Register/USA Today reporter and at least one of the students themselves.*

USA Today reported that the students were asked to leave the rally before Trump began speaking by members of the Secret Service; the Trump campaign denies making the request and a Secret Service member at the event told CNN that the organization would not help a campaign perform such an action. The law enforcement officials in the videos taken at the event appear to be local officers.

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From USA Today:

“We didn’t plan to do anything,” said a tearful Tahjila Davis, a 19-year-old mass media major, who was among the Valdosta State University students who was removed. “They said, 'This is Trump’s property; it’s a private event.' But I paid my tuition to be here.”

Valdosta State University opened in 1913 but did not enroll a black student until 1963

*Correction, March 1, 2016: This post originally misstated that the removal of the students was recorded on video; the available videos depict some moments from the students' removal and interactions with law enforcement but not the entire incident.