Many feared just what kind of horrible things may happen after Donald Trump was announced as the next president of the United States. The day after Trump was announced as the winner of the election, a female Muslim student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette said she was beaten, robbed, and had her hijab ripped off by two men, one of whom had on a “Trump” hat. It appears now that she actually lied and made up the entire story.
According to the Times-Picayune, the female student has acknowledged that she fabricated the story of being attacked and having her wallet stolen. The police have confirmed that she was not attacked and her Muslim headscarf was not taken by anyone.
As reported by WGNO, the 18-year-old female student is of Middle Eastern descent and said the attack happened Wednesday morning around 11 a.m. She said the two men jumped out of an SUV, hit her over and over, yelled racial slurs at her, ripped her headscarf off, and then took her wallet.
The Lafayette Police Department has issued a statement to say they are no longer investigating the report of the 18-year-old woman’s attack claims. As of this time, it is not known if charges for filing a false police report will be brought against the student.
Some wondered if there was any part of the woman’s story that was true, but the Lafayette Police Department revealed that there was not.
“[She] admitted that she fabricated the story about her physical attack as well as the removal of her hijab and wallet by two white males.
“This incident is no longer under investigation.”
Louisiana is one of many states that have seen protesting, violence, and vandalism. Protesters in New Orleans walked down streets breaking windows and then gathered at landmarks such as Lee Circle and Jackson Square.
Upon arriving at Lee Circle, anti-Trump protesters started fires, spray-painted vulgarities on the statue, and started shouting for all to hear. Some even decided to bring a life-size doll that looked like Donald Trump, placed it on the statue steps, and then set it on fire.
BREAKING: People burn Donald Trump doll at Lee Circle pic.twitter.com/K08JAVLvxq
— Caresse Jackman (@CaresseJ) November 10, 2016
As Trump was named the 45th president of the United States, the issues started in numerous places around the country. As reported by WDSU, the protests at Lee Circle and Jackson Square simply got out of hand and in a hurry. By Thursday morning, many in New Orleans were doing what they could to clean up and repair the damage that had been caused.
The Muslim student who claimed to be attacked and have her hijab stolen immediately brought about fears of what was to come. Matters were made even worse on Wednesday when a separate report stated that a Muslim student at San Diego State University was robbed and possibly had her car stolen.
She stated the two men that robbed her also made comments about the Muslim community and Donald Trump.
Police had ruled both of the attacks as hate crimes and looked to investigate them to the fullest, but now, one of them has had the investigation closed. Authorities in Lafayette are moving on and putting their focus on other issues.
A lot of vandalism, violence, and protests have come about since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. There have been proven attacks and other forms of violence reported this week, but the one from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette did not end up being one of them. The Muslim student who said her hijab was stolen by a man in a “Trump” hat has turned out to be entirely false.
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