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De Montfort students allegedly sang about lynching to black coursemate on night out

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On Monday, student Elizabeth Sawyerr was allegedly racially abused by her course mates on a girls night out. 

Sawyerr, a Performing Arts student at De Montfort University alleges that course mates Chloe Elizabeth Curd and Amy Hallford invited her on a night out before calling her racial slurs. They sang a rhyme about lynching during the evening and called her racial slurs the next day on campus. 

According to the university website, Hallford is a second year Performing Arts course representative. Their social media accounts have since been deactivated. 

According to Sawyerr's cousin Tutu Adams, Hallford boasted about being a racist, saying that her family joke about lynching black people. 

Action by De Montfort will take place this evening. The university responded to the viral thread assuring students and worried supporters that they take allegations of racism seriously. 

According to Adams, the case will be referred to Leicestershire police for further action. 

Speaking to TNS, Adams told us that the abusers have been told to take personal leave:

"The girls have been told to take personal leave "so that the situation can cool off."'




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