McNeese against economic boycott launched by protesters against Calcasieu’s monument

McNeese against economic boycott launched by protesters against Calcasieu’s monument
Local university against economic boycott launched by protesters against Calcasieu’s monument (Source: McNeese State University)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - McNeese State University has expressed its disagreement with protesters taking part in an economic boycott.

On Aug 14, protesters who have been fighting for the removal of the Confederate monument at the courthouse launched an economic boycott of police jurors who voted to keep the monument.

The following Tuesday, McNeese released a statement on its Facebook page, saying that a university faculty member spoke at the meeting and the university says it does support the faculty member’s “right to express their opinions and concerns before a duly elected public body.”

However, the boycotting of employers, businesses, and places of worship that are associated with police jurors who voted to keep the monument, is not supported by McNeese.

The university has since deleted their statement off their Facebook page, but an image of it is below:

McNeese against economic boycott launched by protesters against Calcasieu’s monument
McNeese against economic boycott launched by protesters against Calcasieu’s monument (Source: Facebook)

To see local reactions and the university’s comment on their statement, visit McNeese pulls statement against economic boycott related to confederate monument.

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