Cuccinelli Protest on Grounds at UVA
Protestors, angry with the way Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has tried to make his case, rallied on grounds at the University of Virginia Friday afternoon.
Turnout was smaller than expected, as just a few people showed up. Organizers put the rally together to express the viewpoint of some students and faculty. They say the actions of Cuccinelli could have severe ramifications on the academic world.
Organizer Ryan McElveen said, "Right now, professors have the freedom to research whatever they want. And if the attorney general is able to control what professors are allowed to research or what comes out of their research, then professors will not be willing to come to this state."
McElveen also said that siding with Cuccinelli also has serious effects on the nationwide debate on climate change.