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UI Protest Against Campus Sex Assault
IOWA CITY (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
A group of protestors took to the Pentacrest today to demand that the University of Iowa adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward sexual assault and rape.
The demand comes after a February 20th interview University of Iowa President Sally Mason did with the Daily Iowan, where she said she'd like to stop all sexual assault on campus, but that likely won't happen because of "human nature."
Protest organizers say they've seen a big response, especially from assault survivors.
"We had given this space where people could express themselves, really express what it meant to see the leader of this University make a statement that they were being dismissed, or that action was being dismissed," said Stacia Scott and Elizabeth Rook of "Not in My Nature."
In response, Mason released a statement saying, "The UI will take all the actions in our power to prevent rapes, to support victims, and to prosecute offenders."