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Brock Turner angrily referenced at Stanford graduation

Published: Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 9:23 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 9:23 PM
By: Staff report

Students graduating from Stanford University and women's rights advocates used the US school's commencement ceremony on Sunday to again express their anger over the six-month jail sentence given to a former student for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.

A handful of students demonstrated during "Wacky Walk," a rambunctious, slow-moving stroll by graduating students dressed in zany costumes that precedes the official graduation events. Organizers said they wanted to show solidarity to the woman sexually assaulted on campus last year by former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner.

The victim's emotional statement to the court about how the assault devastated her life was widely shared online, attracting national attention to the case.