VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - More than two dozen college students said they were asked to leave a Donald Trump rally in Valdosta Monday before his speech began.
The students said they attend Valdosta State University.
The Trump rally was considered a private event on the campus, officials said.
"I think we got kicked out because we're a group of black people... they're afraid we're going to say something or do something. But we just really wanted to watch the rally," a student said while wiping away tears in a video posted by USA Today.
"We got asked by security to leave the premises. We were confused on why we were leaving the premises because not only were we just standing there listening," said Tremaine Genias, who was one of the students escorted out of the rally. "We hadn't done nothing."
But Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress said the students were being disruptive and using profanity at the event.
In a written statement, he said the removal of the students was not racially motivated at all.
More video from the event showed the students among throngs of supporters inside the venue.
Requests for comment form Valdosta State University and Donald Trump's campaign were not immediately returned.