White Student in Gorilla Mask Taunts Black Lives Matter Protesters at East Tenn. State University

Student at East Tennessee State University in gorilla mask who has been charged with intimidating Black Lives Matter protesters
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Tristan Rettke, a freshman student at East Tennessee State University, apparently thought it would be funny to dress up in a gorilla mask and taunt a group of Black Lives Matter protesters. But it wasn't funny when Rettke was charged with one count of civil rights intimidation.

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According to WCYB, Rettke was also armed with a Confederate flag burlap sack. According to a Johnson City, Tenn., Police Department report, Rettke told officers that he also had a rope and banana "to provoke the protesters."

In response to Rettke's actions, the university said it was outraged. Hopefully, university officials are outraged enough to expel him.

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