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Candlelight Vigil Follows Ugly Protest Over Obama Reelection At Ole Miss | WPTV

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OXFORD — A student protest at Ole Miss that turned ugly with racial slurs after the results of the presidential election were announced late Tuesday night was followed by a vigil Wednesday night calling for racial harmony.

About 700 people held up candles outside the administrative building at the University of Mississippi, countering Tuesday's protest over President Barack Obama's re-election. Many said in television interviews that they were embarrassed by the protest at the university that has been trying to move beyond its racially troubled past.

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