Support VSSA Advertisers

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Virginia Tech Says No To Brady Campaign April 16 Protest

April 16th marks the one year anniversary of the shooting of 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech by Seung-Hui Cho. The Brady Campaign was planning one of its infamous "lie-ins" at Tech as part of a nationwide protest at 70 cities around the country. This is a truly tasteless way to commemorate such a sad event but the Brady Campaign can never be accused of acting in good taste.

Yesterday, Tech threw cold water on the plan to have Tech be one of the 70 locations for the lie-in. Tech officials said that the group and its event co-sponsor,, had not applied for an assembly permit and even if they had, it would not have been granted because only student groups can request and be granted such permits.

Brady claimed that students, friends and family of the victims wanted to participate but on the Richmond Clear Channel radio station, WRVA, the local afternoon talk show host, Doc Thompson, interviewed a student that claimed just the opposite. The student said even those who support protesting guns found the choice of April 16 distasteful.

Brady is now going back to the drawing board since Tech was supposed to be the centerpiece of the protests. They may announce their alternative plans as early as today.

No comments: