Thousands of angry protesters descended on a fraternity house at the University of Iowa on Tuesday night in response to allegations of sexual assault against two members of the Phi Gamma Delta chapter, commonly known as FIJI.
“Chants of ‘F— FIJI,’ ‘Rapist,’ and ‘Protect our girls,’ sprang back and forth up and down the block before the crowd began inching closer to the chapter house,” the Daily Iowan reports. “A few protesters left the crowd to approach the house. Some broke windows with rocks, knocked and banged on the front door, threw eggs, and graffitied the house’s sides.”
One group of protesters went inside the house and later emerged with FIJI’s “composite” — a framed collage of the chapter’s members.
“The house’s mailbox and security cameras were also damaged, and cars were flipped over,” the newspaper reported, adding that one group then traveled to another house where FIJI members were believed to be staying during the protest. “The house on Iowa Avenue was also damaged, with people throwing rocks and a few protesters standing on the roof.”