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Protesters gather outside Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Nebraska-Lincoln after alleged rape, sexual assault

A large group of protesters surrounded a University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity house Tuesday night after reports surfaced of an alleged sexual assault at the house.

The crowd organized outside of the Phi Gamma Delta house at 1425 R St. at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, chanting at the men inside, one of whom is alleged to have sexually assaulted a UNL student sometime Monday night. UNL Police Chief Hassan Ramzah said the alleged assault is under investigation and the department is “looking at a variety of different factors based on what was reported.”

The alleged assault was reported to campus police at 3:47 a.m. Tuesday. The police report does not state who the suspect is; in a statement to BuzzFeed News, a spokesperson for the fraternity’s governing body said it takes the allegations “very seriously” and “does not tolerate sexual violence.” The chapter at UNL is also cooperating with authorities “as they investigate allegations of sexual assault by one of its members.”

The alleged sexual assault started to spread over social media. Not long after this many people were protesting against sexual violence in front of the fraternity house of Phi Gamma Delta (also known as Fiji). People held up signs that read “If U Didn’t Stop It, U R Guilty 2,” “Even My Dog Understands When I Say No,” and “Kill All Rapists.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: WOWT.COM

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