VIDEO: Man in gorilla mask hands out bananas at ETSU during Black Lives Matter event

Video submitted by Timia Easley Junior

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – A peaceful protest on East Tennessee State University’s campus Wednesday afternoon was disrupted when a man wearing a gorilla mask showed up and started handing out bananas to students holding Black Lives Matter signs.

According to ETSU spokesman Joe Smith, students were on campus holding a peaceful demonstration when the man approached them and started handing out bananas.

ETSU’s campus newspaper, the East Tennessean, was at the demonstration and captured photos of the man in the mask approaching the students, as well as being escorted away by campus police.