Sunday 18 March 2018

University students protest removal of pendulum after naked 'Wrecking Ball' re-enactments

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

An american university has made headlines across the world after students protested the removal of a pendulum from the college grounds.

Prior to the removal, several videos were posted on video-sharing app Vine showing clothed and naked male students swinging on the ball in the style of Miley Cyrus' new video 'Wrecking Ball'.

Students live-tweeted the protest against the pendulum's removal, posting videos of the gathering on Vine.

Here are 5 things you need to know about the "Reinstall the Ball" protest at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

1. Students were using the pendulum to recreate Miley Cyrus' new video 'Wrecking Ball' for Vine videos.

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2. The pendulum was removed for "safety reasons". 


3. Students protested the removal of the pendulum and sang 'Wrecking Ball' by Miley Cyrus during the protest.

4. The hashtag #ReinstallTheBall trended on Twitter following the removal of the pendulum, with students calling for Miley Cyrus to come down and help them "sort it out".

5. The College did not confirm that the Vine posts were the reason for the removal of the pendulum, and there has been no decision made to reinstate the pendulum at this time.

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