Rutgers professor James F. Scott Jr. defended the protests at his school that shut down campus in response to President Donald Trump’s first executive order, saying students should not feel unsafe because of their political beliefs.
The protests started at Rutgers University and ended at the George Washington University campus.
“Students should be able to express themselves as they wish,” Scott told the New Brunswick News-Press.
He also said the students protesting Trump’s executive order “should not feel as if they’re not safe because of who they are.”
The professor added, “You don’t have to be a Republican to be concerned about the impact of Trump’s agenda.”
This article originally appeared on New Brunswick’s News-Record.