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Protestors gather outside of the Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity house on Thursday, Aug 26, 2021, in Lincoln. Photo by: Savannah Hamm/ NNS

By Savannah Hamm and Drew Dahlson

Hundreds gathered to protest in response to the sexual assault allegation that occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s campus.

The crowd first assembled Tuesday, Aug. 24, outside of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity house where one of its members is alleged to have sexually assaulted a UNL student in the early morning hours of Tuesday morning, according to the UNL Police Department. 

Though the investigation by UNLPD is ongoing, protesters said that they would not stop protesting until the Greek letters were removed from the house. Protests continued for several nights after the allegation, and a candlelight vigil took place Aug. 30.

Protesters reacted at the event.

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A protestor holds up a sign as the crowd chants outside of the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity house on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus during a protest against sexual violence on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Lincoln. Photo by: Savannah Hamm/ NNS
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UNL Student Lydy Walker holds a sign saying “make them pay” outside of the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity house. “Rape culture needs to end. It is being perpetuated continually in our school systems, through fraternities and it needs to end,” Walker said during the protest in Lincoln, on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. Photo by: Savannah Hamm/ NNS
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Protestors hold up signs as they chant outside of the FIJI house during a protest against sexual violence on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Lincoln. Photo by: Savannah Hamm/ NNS
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UNL student Rose Felice speaks to the crowd of protestors who gathered together on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Lincoln, to protest against sexual violence. In an interview Feliz said, “This girl was so brave, and they (UNL) cannot be brave enough to ban them (Phi Gamma Delta)… This has happened way too many times, everyone is scared of that house… it should be shut down for good.” Photo by: Savannah Hamm/ NNS
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Protestors hold a banner while marching down the corner of 16th Street and Vine during the protest on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Lincoln. Photo by: Savannah Hamm/ NNS
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Protestors holds signs while marching down Greek Row during a protest against sexual violence on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Lincoln. Photo by: Savannah Hamm/ NNS
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A group of protestors carry signs while marching down Greek Row during a protest against sexual violence on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Lincoln. Photo by: Savannah Hamm/ NNS
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Hundreds of protestors fill the street between the Student Union and the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity house during a protest against sexual violence on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Lincoln. Photo by: Savannah Hamm/ NNS