Protests continue at UNL, calling for permanent ban of fraternity

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A second night of protests outside a fraternity house on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln took place Wednesday evening.

A crowd of hundreds held a moment of silence before marching through Greek Row.

The protesters were voicing disappointment and anger after an alleged sexual assault reportedly occurred in the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house late Monday.

On Wednesday, UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green announced the fraternity, commonly known as Fiji, would be closed and operations suspended pending an investigation into the reported assault and whether the fraternity violated its probation.

The university placed Fiji on a similar suspension in 2017 following an investigation that documented a pattern of "reckless alcohol use, hazing and inappropriate sexually based behavior."

A petition calling for UNL to ban Fiji forever has garnered more than 150,000 signatures.