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Students hold vigil in response to Ole Miss protest

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What started as a vocal protest of three dozen students, quickly turned into a mob scene.

An Ole Miss student posted Youtube Video Of hundreds of University Of Mississippi students watching a few burn Obama-Biden signs.

There were also reports of some protestors using racial slurs.

At least two students arrested on disorderly conduct charges.

Several students described the scene as "scary."

Ole Miss Officials told us tonight they are still looking into how this all got out of hand.

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Chancellor Dan Jones released a statement condemning the disturbance, saying, "…all of us are ashamed of the few students who have negatively affected the reputations of each of us and of our university."

Wednesday night, the mood was decidedly different.

A group of 650 students, alumni, and staff walked during a candlelight service for peace.

One alumna noted her father once walked this same path in the 1960s during the time when James Meredith was fighting to be the first African American student on this campus.

Students say Wednesday night's vigil was a display of the true Ole Miss.

Following the walk a group of students held a discussion about race relations on the campus.

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