University of North Carolina police have arrested Morehead University student Haley Koch with disorderly conduct in relation to the fracas at Tom Tancredo's UNC appearance of a couple weeks ago (link).
Regarding the "farce" from the title, you can see a picture of Koch here, "dress[ed] in the traditional garb of the Himba tribe during a one-day visit in Namibia while on her travels in southern Africa". And, I believe but haven't confirmed that twitter.com/haleykoch is her; whoever that person is she describes herself as a "radical queer femme-inist artist activist with a love of social justice and sparkles". She's made her updates private, and that page links to unityconference.webs.com which in turn has a UNC email, as well as a heartbreaking photo.
And, some of those involved were apparently from the Students for a Democratic Society, as they offer a press release in solidarity at .
Meanwhile, one of the SDS' finest offers "Protesters were right to shut down the racist Tancredo" . If I thought that article could influence anyone I'd show all the ways she's wrong or lying, but I don't need to bother.
Wed, 04/29/2009 - 02:05 · Importance: 4