Three black college students allegedly beaten by white mob in New York

Students planned rallies on Monday night to condemn the incident 

Justin Carissimo
New York
Monday 01 February 2016 23:18 GMT
Protesters rally after three black students were beaten and called racial slurs near the University of Albany.
Protesters rally after three black students were beaten and called racial slurs near the University of Albany. (Erica Miller/Twitter)

Protests are scheduled at the University of Albany after three black women were beaten by an all-white mob near campus on Saturday.

The mob consisted of 10-12 white males and females who allegedly shouted racial slurs during the assault.

The altercation was caught on cellphone video and surveillance footage from the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) bus, university police Chief J Frank Wiley said in a statement, according to CNN.

University of Albany President Robert J Jones confirmed that all three of the victims were students at his university.

“I am deeply concerned, saddened and angry about this incident,” President Jones said in a statement. “There is no place in the UAlbany community for violence, no place for racial intolerance and no place for gender violence.”

He added that the Provost would be working closely with the Albany Police Department to identify the suspects.

“Now is the time to recommit to our principles of inclusivity and diversity and send a strong message that we will not tolerate bias, hatred and violence in our University.”

There are approximately 17,000 students enrolled at the university, 13 percent of whom are African Americans.

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