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California college student steals peer’s ‘MAGA’ hant

A California college student stole a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat off a peer’s head and demanded the wearer be disciplined in a bizarre video rant.

In a Facebook video posted on Wednesday, Edith Macias is seen snatching the hat off of Matthew Vitale’s head during a meeting of student organizations at the University of California, Riverside.

Vitale then films Macias arguing with him as they make their way to the school’s student life office.

Stunned staff members look on as Vitale demands his hat be given back and Macias demands the school prohibit him from wearing it. 

In a Facebook video posted on Wednesday, Edith Macias is seen snatching a Make America Great Again hat off of Matthew Vitale’s head (pictured) during a meeting of student organizations at University of California, Riverside

Vitale then films Macias arguing with him as they make their way to the school's student life office (pictured)

Stunned staff members look on as Vitale demands his hat be given back and Macias demands the school prohibit him from wearing it (pictured)

Vitale then films Macias arguing with him as they make their way to the school’s student life office (left). Stunned staff members look on as Vitale demands his hat be given back and Macias demands the school prohibit him from wearing it (right)

‘This is mine. You do not get to take other people’s property that is legally theirs in this county,’ Vitale, a member of the school’s College Republicans club, tells Macias.

‘Man, f***- your laws,’ she replies.

Later in the video, Vitale says: ‘I have a freedom of speech to wear this hat.’

‘Your f*****g freedom of speech is genocide, homeboy! Is that what you are trying to represent?’ she asks.

In a video posted after the incident, Vitale said he was attending an annual school-organized meeting where leaders of student groups listen to presentations about combating hazing and sexual harassment. 

This is where Macias grabbed the hat and sprinted off. 

The staff manages to convince Macias to turn over the hat and it is returned to Vitale, but not before she is caught on video protesting their actions (pictured)

Macias (pictured) says: '[The education system] geared to benefit white people, white people, not me'

The staff manages to convince Macias to turn over the hat and it is returned to Vitale, but not before Macias is caught on video protesting their actions (left and right).  She says: ‘[The education system] geared to benefit white people, white people, not me’

The video has amassed 2.6million views with more than 15,000 reactions and more than 40,000 shares (Pictured, Vitale)

The video has amassed 2.6million views with more than 15,000 reactions and more than 40,000 shares (Pictured, Vitale)

The staff manages to convince Macias to turn over the hat and it is returned to Vitale, but not before Macias is caught on video protesting their actions.

‘Oh my God, you’re going to keep letting him wear it? That just shows how the f*** UCR is and the education system,’ Macias says as staff hands the hat back to Vitale.

‘It’s geared to benefit white people, white people, not me.’

Macias then turns to leave as she’s met at the door by campus police officers, saying: ‘I don’t want to talk to none of y’all.’

The video has amassed 2.6million views with more than 15,000 reactions and more than 40,000 shares.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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