In coverage of a November 17 rally at Northeastern University, The Huntington News reported junior Towsif Ahasan “encouraged students to oppose Trump by any means necessary” and quoted him saying “make the NRA regret giving us the right to bear arms.”
The rally was sponsored by NU Students Against Institutional Discrimination (SAID). The flier for the event was emblazoned with the words, “Students Against Trump By Any Means Necessary.”
The text of the flier said:
Students on campus gather together to protest the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. As students from marginalized backgrounds, inclusive of those who are immigrants, Black, Latinx, Muslim, LGBTQIA identifying, disabled, this rally serves as a space of discussion, solidarity, and speak out on experiences as the first steps to change.
Huntington News reports the rally was attended by “approximately 100 students,” some of whom stood in line to use a megaphone to make comments.
Towsif Ahasan addressed the crowd, saying, “What I am interested in is material change. We have to make a difference at the state and local level now. People of color […] matter in New York and Massachusetts, but they matter in Idaho and Kansas too.”
The News reports that Ahasan “encouraged the crowd to stop Trump by any means,” just as the event flier indicated, then they quote him saying, “Exercise your Second Amendment right. Let’s make the NRA regret giving us the right to bear arms.”