The students were arrested for committing ‘ridicule’
Two students at the University of Connecticut were arrested on Monday in connection with their having walked through campus yelling an offensive racial slur, a controversy which has shaken the campus and led to student outrage and protests.
The students, identified by campus police as Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj, both 21, are reportedly the individuals depicted on a recent social media video walking through a campus parking lot and shouting “nigger,” WVIT reports.
The video, widely shared on social media, caused students to protest on the campus and demand that the university take some sort of action in response to the incident.
A school spokesman said that the university “is taking this matter very seriously.”
From the report:
On Monday, students gathered for a passionate meeting hosted by the NAACP UConn chapter.
They raised their questions and concerns about what they see as a culture of racism, on and off campus.