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SGA presidential candidates Tucker Robbins and Laura Hayes (left) and Janelle Jacobs and Anna Braxton (right) sit on a panel during a debate.

In response to a weekend of protests in Greenville, North Carolina, East Carolina University Student Body President Tucker Robbins released a statement today in efforts to address the situation to ECU students.

Robbins said in the statement what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota was wrong and should not be taken lightly. He said the ECU Student Government Association (SGA) exists to serve and support Pirate Nation as well as those personally affected at this time.

“SGA exists to serve the student body at East Carolina,” Robbins said in his statement. “We respect and support not only our Pirate Nation, but also those affected by these tragic acts of violence.”

ECU is dedicated to being an inclusive and welcoming environment to all, producing quality higher education to all walks of life in Eastern North Carolina, according to Robbins’ statement.

Robbins said in his statement ECU’s Student Government will remain a safe place for students to express their concerns, opinions and ideals.

“As a community, we should continue to condemn all forms of discrimination and cohesively work together to be a part of the solution,” Robbins said in his statement. “We are, and will continue to be #ECUnited.”

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