SDSU president to meet with protesters

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SAN DIEGO - University President, Elliot Hirshman, has agreed to meet with the students who organized a protest Wednesday.

The meeting is set for Monday, May 2.

"As small as it is it is a victory because up until now he hasn’t even been willing to communicate with us," said Osama Alkawaja of the Students for Justice in Palestine.

Alkawaja and hundreds of others surrounded the San Diego State University head for more than an hour on campus in protest of what they felt was a racist and hateful poster falsely linking students and staff to terrorist groups.

"You’re angry that some organization is targeting you and trying to make you scared, intimidate you," said Alkawaja.

Hirshman will meet with campus Muslim groups Monday where the groups are expected to ask for a drafted letter in support of them and against the posters and its backing organization, L.A.-based David Horowitz Freedom Project.

Video views of the protest have skyrocketed online since being posted.

"This is exactly what we wanted, we wanted him to denounce David Horowitz and his organization and reaffirm his support of the Muslim students here on campus," said Fayaz Nawabi, a representative for the Muslim Student Association.

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