In their own words: Protester and College Republicans speak out on demonstration.

A SAC employee confronts Jasmine during the protest. Video still courtesy of @GOPBadgers

Author: Sam Buisman

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, UW Senior Jasmine Kiah protested Donald Trump and the presence of the UW College Republicans by postering their office in the Student Activity Center.

A short video of Jasmine hanging up the signs while a floor manager asks her to stop has gone viral after the College Republicans posted it on their Twitter account.

A video of the protest went viral after the College Republicans posted it on their Twitter account. @GOPBadgers via Twitter.

The video has gone viral, with over three and a half million views.

Many commentators critiqued the College Republicans’ description of the video, noting that Jasmine was acting calmly in the video despite their description of her acting “in complete hysteria.” In response to this criticism, the College Republicans posted a follow-up tweet two days later.

The College Republicans follow up. @GOPBadgers via Twitter

WSUM talked with both Jasmine and the UW College Republicans Chair Ryan Christens and Communications Director Alec Bukowiec to set this story straight and get both of their perspectives on this incident.