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Eastern Michigan students stage protest during game vs. Wyoming

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Eastern Michigan defeated Wyoming 27-24 on Friday night, but the bigger story may have been in the stands.

A group of students staged a protest after racial slurs were graffitied on a wall at the school earlier in the week.

The students chanted throughout the game before heading to the field following the contest.

Eastern Michigan president James Smith condemned the graffiti and said the incident would be investigated.

"A short time ago, we learned that racist graffiti had been spray painted on a wall of King Hall in the courtyard area of the building," Smith said in a statement this week. "The University strongly condemns such a racist and thoughtless act, which runs completely counter to the values and welcoming environment of our highly diverse Eastern Michigan University community."

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