A group of conservative students counter-protested environmental demonstrators on Wall Street Tuesday by carrying a cardboard cutout of President Ronald Reagan to the iconic financial site.
Kings College student Campbell Moore said he and a few friends living in the school's House of Ronald Reagan decided to take action when they heard of the demonstrators flooding Wall Street demanding action be taken to curb carbon emissions.
"The house happened to possess a life-sized cardboard cutout of our role model, Ronald Reagan," he told TheBlaze Tuesday evening. "We also own matching 1984 campaign t-shirts."
Students counter protested environmental demonstrators on Wall Street Tuesday by carrying a life-size cutout of President Ronald Reagan to the iconic financial location. (Image source: Campbell Moore)
"A few members of the house started sending emails around suggesting that we bring 'Ronnie' out to defend something we all strongly believe in: capitalism. The idea was a hit, so a few of us put on our shirts and we headed to the Wall Street bull," Campbell continued.
The students were "bombarded by angry people" upon arrival, he told TheBlaze, noting she was "surprised" by the "audacity of some of the protesters."
"I heard many statements that stunned me and almost made me chuckle in disbelief," Campbell said. "Outshining all the others, however, was a statement one of the protestors spoke directly to me. He claimed that Ronald Reagan was the man responsible for the 2001 attack on the world trade center."
Others online, however, showed support for the group of students.
Kudos to the House of Reagan for the anti-protesting with a life size cutout of Reagan.— Benjamin Moak (@BenjaminMoak) September 22, 2014
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