Student protesters at the University of Missouri asked white supporters to leave Wednesday night in order to create a "black only healing space."
Steve Schmidt, an activist who was at the protest, tweeted that the Concerned Student 1950 group was "asking white allies to leave."
#ConceredStudent1950 is dividing into seven groups,They're asking white allies to leave #ConcernedStudent1950 https://t.co/dmIQMSx6Jy— Steve Schmidt (@Steve Schmidt) 1447288666.0
Prominent Black Lives Matter activist Johnetta Elzie seemingly confirmed those with Caucasian skin were asked to leave the area, tweeting that the group had created a "black only healing space for the students to share, decompress, be vulnerable & real."
Black only healing space for the students to share, decompress, be vulnerable & real. #ConcernedStudent1950 https://t.co/TGr2b8UBhg— Johnetta Elzie (@Johnetta Elzie) 1447288827.0
KOMU-TV reporter Jared Koller tweeted that white individuals were in another group upstairs.
6 groups are led by original #ConcernedStudent1950 leaders with white participants in another group upstairs @mutv23 https://t.co/R450CNMFYw— Jared Koller (@Jared Koller) 1447290175.0
Mark Kim, another reporter for KOMU who was at the scene, told TheBlaze that he spoke with some people around the area and confirmed white individuals had formed a separate group upstairs.
"White allies are upstairs in their own breakout group," he said in a tweet.
The news comes after the Concerned Student 1950 group had blasted the "white media" earlier this week for not "respecting black spaces."
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