Suzanne Rivera, the president of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, offered to pay fines for students that are arrested at local protests and riots. After facing criticism over her support of student protesters, Rivera argued that “civil disobedience” is a “time-honored” tradition in the United States.
According to a report by the College Fix, Macalester College President Suzanne Rivera came under fire last week over her defense of student protesters. Rivera even told students that she would help them post bail if they were arrested during a protest.
I care deeply about both the wellbeing of our students and their right to practice civil disobedience. I affirm that our students have the support of @Macalester in various ways including:
— Macalester President (@MacalesterPres) November 5, 2020
“I care deeply about both the wellbeing of our students and their right to practice civil disobedience,” Rivera wrote in a