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Florida university investigates racist video posted during campus Black Lives Matter rally

The University of North Florida is investigating a Snapchat video that shows “people mocking, in a racist way,” the students who participated in Black Lives Matter rally on campus.

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The video shows two individuals jumping up and down while making monkey sounds. The text on the video reads, “What really went on at the BML rally,” the UNF Spinnaker reported. 

According to the Spinnaker, the video was said to be posted Wednesday during the “Take A Knee” rally, which started around 2:30 p.m. But, university officials said in a statement that they didn’t get a copy of the video until 6 p.m. Wednesday. 

“I originally created the story as a way for people attending the rally to post their snaps from their own perspective,” Madisen Smith, a student at UNF, told the Spinnaker. “When I saw that those guys were mocking those at the rally I was very angry.”

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